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Past, Present and Future: How We Use History to Make Sense of Politics

References to history seem to become more and more commonplace within political rhetoric. Golden eras, better days and the romanticization of history sits uncomfortably with the rising criticism of how historical figures, statues, street names and commemorations paint a particular version of history that disregards the negative acts and events of ‘our’ country. Both of… Continue reading Past, Present and Future: How We Use History to Make Sense of Politics

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New developments in psychology: insights from our research groups

Recently, members of the School's research groups recorded their conversations with other academics in their fields: Paul Stenner from CuSP talked to Prof. Sonia Livingstone about social psychology, the internet and young people's lives todayDavid Kaposi from PHeW talked to Prof. Peter Fonagy about openness, psychoanalysis, mentalisation and trustSarah Laurence from FCRG talked to Prof.… Continue reading New developments in psychology: insights from our research groups

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Cultural and social psychology in the real world: a conversation

What role do cultural and social psychology play in tackling real-world issues, such as post-conflict reconciliation, community resilience in face of crises and broader global challenges such as those posed by the Covid-19 pandemic? In this video, Dr Sandra Obradovic (OU) is joined by Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch (London School of Economics) and Dr Maria Cecilia… Continue reading Cultural and social psychology in the real world: a conversation

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Opening Psychology Launch highlights 4 – Political Psychology presentations

The launch programme for the School's new research centre will feature online political psychology research presentations from Dr Sandra Obradovic and Dr Kesi Mahendran. Hold these dates! Attend the whole launch programme or select the events that interest you. Registration is free and now open on this link.  Open Psychology Research Centre website: https://www.open.ac.uk/centres/psychology/  Thursday 1st July 09.40  Dr Sandra Obradovic      … Continue reading Opening Psychology Launch highlights 4 – Political Psychology presentations

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Lessons from lockdown: The contributions of behavioural science

New research by Dr Sandra Obradovic and colleagues examines the contributions of behavioural science to lockdown policy and the UK's Covid-19 response. What went wrong in the coupling of behavioural science and policy-making during the UK’s first lockdown? How does an emergent science foster credibility and trust as a policy-making tool for times of crisis?… Continue reading Lessons from lockdown: The contributions of behavioural science