Meet people in the School, Psychology

Introducing a new lecturer in the School, Sarah Laurence

We introduce a new lecturer in the School, Dr Sarah Laurence. Sarah, welcome to the School. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.  I am a cognitive psychologist with a particular interest in how we perceive and recognise faces.This topic has always fascinated me because faces are all… Continue reading Introducing a new lecturer in the School, Sarah Laurence

A PhD in Psychology, Psychology

Are you considering applying to do a PhD in psychology? – with additional information

As they launch the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) studentship competition in Psychology, Dr. Simon Clarke and Prof Sarah Crafter, the pathway leads for the DTP, tell you a bit about how to apply for this year’s studentships (deadline 12/01/21). Are you considering applying for a PhD in psychology? Are you looking for funding? Would you like to study at… Continue reading Are you considering applying to do a PhD in psychology? – with additional information

Academic journal

Introducing the journal Assessment and Development Matters

We continue to introduce journals on which the School’s academics have editorial roles. Dr Jo Horne, Staff Tutor, is the Educational Editor of the BPS journal Assessment and Development Matters (ADM). Assessment and Development Matters (ADM) is a quarterly publication, published by the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Psychological Testing Centre (PTC). The journal publishes articles… Continue reading Introducing the journal Assessment and Development Matters

Psychology

An update on recent posts

This is the blog for the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University. The blog presents news about staff and students in the School. It's a good way to stay in touch with the research of our academics. There are also posts about modules, to help you decide what to study and receive… Continue reading An update on recent posts

A PhD in Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

Madhouse and the Whole Thing There: A PhD Story

School academic Dr Simon Clarke, Lecturer in Critical Mental Health, has just successfully completed his second PhD. This is unusual (should we now call him 'Doctor Doctor'?) and the PhD is additionally unusual because it utilises the method of autoethnography. Here Simon demonstrates an autoethnographic approach in a series of short extracts. It’s the usual… Continue reading Madhouse and the Whole Thing There: A PhD Story