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

Psychology, Research in the School

REF 2021 – What it is and why it matters

Professor Darren Langdridge explains the Research Excellence Framework and its importance for academic research, including in the School of Psychology and Counselling. If you have fond memories of playing the card game Top Trumps as a child, as I do, then the Research Excellence Framework - or REF - may well just be for you. I… Continue reading REF 2021 – What it is and why it matters

Psychology

An update on recent posts

This is the blog for the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University. Teaching and research continue in the School. Check out these recent posts on the blog: David Kaposi writes about re-assessing the Milgram experiments. We congratulate tutor David Morrison who has won a teaching award. Paul Stenner has co-authored an article… Continue reading An update on recent posts