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Feminist Critical Psychology in an International Context: A discussion with members of CuSP and the Discourse Unit.

Prof. Rose Capdevila, Dr. Johanna Motzkau and Prof Sarah Crafter, from the School, talk to three renowned critical and feminist psychologists. They are Prof Erica Burman, Dr. Ilana Mountian and Prof Ingrid Palmary. They talk about their connections to the Discourse Unit and the translatability of psychology across different geographical locations, disciplinary boundaries and traditions. … Continue reading Feminist Critical Psychology in an International Context: A discussion with members of CuSP and the Discourse Unit.

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School academic interviewed for International Women’s Day

Dr Rose Capdevila is Chair of the BPS Psychology of Women & Equalities Section (POWES). She was interviewed for International Women’s Day. Read the interview here https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/representation-and-methodology-need-change Read about Rose Capdevila here http://www.open.ac.uk/people/rc6339

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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

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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

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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