Open Psychology Research Centre, Psychology, Research in the School

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

CUSP, Open Psychology Research Centre, Psychology, Psychology in the world

Psychology Colleagues from The Open University to Present at the SPSSI Conference in June

Congratulations to Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, Dr Laura McGrath, Dr Evangelos Ntontis and Dr Sandra Obradovic in the School of Psychology & Counselling (The OU), who have successfully secured the Open Psychology Research Centre (OPRC) fund and have been accepted to present at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) conference in San… Continue reading Psychology Colleagues from The Open University to Present at the SPSSI Conference in June

FCRG, Open Psychology Research Centre, Psychology, Student news

Dr Lee Curley with BBC Radio Scotland about Jurors in Scotland

Released on 27 Apr 2022, Dr Lee Curley from the School of Psychology & Counselling (The OU) about his talk on radio I was lucky enough to talk on BBC Radio Scotland about the research we have conducted on jurors in Scotland. This has been an extensive programme of research that has been conducted by… Continue reading Dr Lee Curley with BBC Radio Scotland about Jurors in Scotland

A PhD in Psychology, Open Psychology Research Centre, Psychology, Psychology in the world, Student news, Student support

Students! Psychology terms explained!

Definition of the Day OU Psychology & Counselling have launched the 'Definition of the Day' tweets. Inspired by Susie Dent’s 'Word of the Day' Tweets, our very own Dr Camilla Elphick developed this idea for FASS students and psychologists, who has posted this first Tweet (please see below). In the Definition of the Day tweets… Continue reading Students! Psychology terms explained!

A PhD in Psychology, Open Psychology Research Centre, Political Psychology, Research in the School, Social Psychology

What stories make worlds, what worlds make stories – Book review

Photo credit: Shutterstock Stories Changing Lives: Narratives and Paths towards Social Change Edited by Corinne Squire (Oxford, University Press). Reviewed by Kesi Mahendran, Sue Nieland, Anthony English and Nicola Magnusson all within the Public Dialogue Psychology Collaboratory, Open Psychology Research Centre, The Open University. https://www.publicdialoguepsychologycolab.co.uk/ Psychologists have always been preoccupied with stories: the ones that… Continue reading What stories make worlds, what worlds make stories – Book review