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Intergenerational play at a distance: Using technology to support grandparent-grandchild relationships

Photo Credit: Pexels Images By Professor Rose Capdevila and Dr Lisa Lazard (Psychology & Counselling-FASS) and Anna Taylor (Independent Researcher), Amanda Gummer (FUNdamentally Children) Research suggests that the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren can have important positive psychological benefits for both. For children, the support grandparents can give has been linked to positive emotional outcomes… Continue reading Intergenerational play at a distance: Using technology to support grandparent-grandchild relationships

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The NICE Guideline for Depression in Adults: What is all the brouhaha about?

Photo Credit: Shutterstock: https://www.shutterstock.com/ Authors: Naomi Moller, Professor of Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Open University, President of the UK Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research Dr Felicitas Rost, Research Lead, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Lead for a coalition of stakeholders raising concerns about the NICE guideline for depression, Past President of the… Continue reading The NICE Guideline for Depression in Adults: What is all the brouhaha about?

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What does it take to investigate a murder? Forensic Psychology online.

Photo credit: The Open University Dr Zoe Walkington and Professor Graham Pike of The Open University’s School of Psychology & Counselling, and Forensic Cognition Research Group, have written an online course using their experiences of applying psychology to policing contexts. The course looks at the potential use of psychology in criminal investigations, and focusses on… Continue reading What does it take to investigate a murder? Forensic Psychology online.

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Supporting children’s mental health through familial online relationships

In a recent presentation by Professor Rose Capdevila and Dr Lisa Lazard of the Psychology & Counselling Department of The Open University, summarised the progress on the eNurture/ESRC funded project Supporting children’s mental health through familial online relationship. You can read more on the Open Psychology Research Centre (OPRC) news page https://www.open.ac.uk/centres/psychology/news

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In conversation with Ruth Collier-Large, a new PhD student in the School of Psychology & Counselling at The Open University

Photo credit: Upsplash Sue: Welcome to the Open Psychology Research Centre. You’ve recently started a PhD in the School of Psychology & Counselling at The Open University and you are researching the topic of non-speaking autism. Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you became interested in these questions? Ruth: I’ve… Continue reading In conversation with Ruth Collier-Large, a new PhD student in the School of Psychology & Counselling at The Open University