Psychology, Research in the School

Responding to the pandemic

A huge number of emergency responders have been directly involved with the pandemic. But what impact has this had on their mental health and wellbeing? Dr Gini Harrison and Professor Graham Pike from the School contribute to a new report that highlights the pressures and needs of emergency responders: https://ounews.co/arts-social-sciences/psychology/new-report-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing-of-emergency-responders/ Read more about Gini Harrison's… Continue reading Responding to the pandemic

Meet people in the School, Psychology

Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Jo Horne, Staff Tutor

This week we introduce one of the new academics in the School, Dr Jo Horne, Staff Tutor. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.   I’ve spent most of the last 25 years working in educational research and psychometrics – primarily developing computerised educational assessments to identify literacy difficulties… Continue reading Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Jo Horne, Staff Tutor

Psychology

Sharing vulnerabilities in the teacher-student relationship

'Teaching isn’t just about what we say; it’s also about what we model.' Melanie Rimmer is an Associate Lecturer, and also a PhD student in the School of Psychology and Counselling. In a thoughtful and witty blog post, she reflects on the implications for tutors of sharing vulnerabilities with the people who are their students.… Continue reading Sharing vulnerabilities in the teacher-student relationship

Psychology

An update on recent posts

This is the blog for the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University. Check our recent stories. Did you miss any items that interested you? A number of the School's psychologists have used their expertise to help understand and manage the current situation. You can read about Thoughts for the times on virus… Continue reading An update on recent posts

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What will you find in your P&C module? Quiz 2

Open University modules have always been rather like parcels - it's exciting to open them and discover the contents. Psychology and Counselling students probably think they know what lies ahead in their studies, but do they? Try this second quiz about our current Psychology and Counselling modules. (The answers are given at the bottom of… Continue reading What will you find in your P&C module? Quiz 2