CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School

She’s so vain? OU Psychologists explore how young women understand their own selfies

In a recent article, Dr Lisa Lazard and Dr Rose Capdevila explore how young women make sense of selfies against social disapproval of this practice as narcissistic. It is common for those who take and post selfies to be accused of narcissism. Since women and young people engage in photo sharing practices more frequently than… Continue reading She’s so vain? OU Psychologists explore how young women understand their own selfies

CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School, Social Psychology

What it means to be a stepmother

Stepmothers face many challenges, not least of which is their terrible reputation. Although stepfamilies are common – about 10% of UK families according to 2011 UK census – it is difficult to say exactly what a stepfamily is.  Do they include those families where the father’s children are not resident full-time as they live primarily… Continue reading What it means to be a stepmother

Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

A film about Sharenting: Are you sharing too much online?

For many parents, it’s natural to share images of their children on social media. But is this fair? Rose Capdevila,Catriona Havard and Lisa Lazard from the School contribute to a new BBC Ideas film that explores the ethics of "sharenting". You can watch the film here  https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/how-much-should-we-share-about-our-kids-online/p08bzl7t    

Psychology

Research methods: the School’s academics contribute to a major new online publication

Sage Research Methods, edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug and Richard A. Williams, is a new 4 million word publication on research methods, updating the well-known series, Sage Encyclopedia of Research Methods, to an online format. The School's Academics have authored two of the Foundation chapters in Sage Research Methods. Professor… Continue reading Research methods: the School’s academics contribute to a major new online publication