Social Psychology

Social media, gender and relationships

Social media practices are part of contemporary life, including family relationships. Dr Rose Capdevila and Dr Lisa Lazard from the School are part of an academic team who study Networking Families using a critical psychological perspective. You can read about the research on the Networking Families website. http://fass.open.ac.uk/research/groups/networking-families

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

New edition of relationship self-help book out

Our Meg-John Barker has published the second edition of their book Rewriting the Rules this year. Here's what they had to say about it for Psychology Today... There’s a lot of information out there about relationships, and much of it implies that when things aren’t working, you are the problem. Maybe it’s time to revise… Continue reading New edition of relationship self-help book out

CUSP, Psychology, Social Psychology

CUSP Launch

You are cordially invited to the launch of Culture and Social Psychology (CUSP), a new research nexus stemming from the Open University’s School of Psychology. Alongside director Professor Paul Stenner’s introduction, the launch event will feature talks by Professor Lynne Segal (Birkbeck) and Professor Peter Hegarty (University of Surrey). The event will take place on… Continue reading CUSP Launch

Psychology, Social Psychology

New Book: Mediated Intimacy – Sex Advice in Media Culture

Last month Meg-John Barker launched a new academic book with Prof Rosalind Gill and Dr Laura Harvey. The book, Mediated Intimacy, is a study of sex advice across all kinds of media including blogs, zines, sex manuals, reality TV, apps, and problem pages. Get your copy of the book here. For more information, here is the… Continue reading New Book: Mediated Intimacy – Sex Advice in Media Culture

Psychology, Social Psychology

Introducing CUSP: Social psychology as a social and cultural field

Over on the blog for DD317, Advancing social psychology, our Dr. Stephanie Taylor recently introduced a new academic group in the School of Psychology and explained why its members see society and culture as central concerns for psychology... Social psychologists in the School of psychology at the OU have formed a new group to promote their… Continue reading Introducing CUSP: Social psychology as a social and cultural field