Stephanie Taylor has blogged over on the DD317 Advancing social psychology blog about the ways in which Open University education can be regarded as a vital social project. In these times of uncertainty for the Open University this seems like an even more important topic than ever. Psychologists have always been closely engaged with the study… Continue reading OU education as a social project
Meg-John Barker writes... In a previous blog for OU CCIG I outlined my whole project of creating psychosocially informed self-help, and the various methods involved: reviewing existing theory and research; analysing existing self-help; conducting collaborative research with gender-, sexual-, and relationship-diverse (GSRD) communities; autoethnographic reflection; and creative dissemination. This time I want to reflect on one particular… Continue reading Developing psychosocially informed self-help on gender
In a blog prompted by a recent news story, Stephanie Taylor draws some connections to issues discussed in the new module Advancing social psychology (DD317). She asks how we can make society fairer and, in particular, how we can break the circularity of 'like' favouring 'like', for instance, when recruiters favour job candidates who are similar to… Continue reading Changing people by changing ideas?