Imagine you witness a crime. Do you think you would be able to find the perpetrator using social media? Part of the Citizen Forensics project, this experiment explores how people might use social media to conduct their own criminal investigation and how this might affect the evidence they can provide to law enforcement. It requires visiting the… Continue reading Social media and eyewitness evidence: participate in an online experiment
Social media practices are part of contemporary life, including family relationships. Dr Rose Capdevila and Dr Lisa Lazard from the School are part of an academic team who study Networking Families using a critical psychological perspective. You can read about the research on the Networking Families website. http://fass.open.ac.uk/research/groups/networking-families
Check out this video to learn more about our Catriona Havard and her work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3a1v342kKc
Recently our Dr. Lisa Lazard presented her research on digital mothering and the psychology of why parents upload photos of their children to social media at the OU Psychological Society conference (OUPS). Here's a pic of her presenting and some more information about her research in this area... Participation in online life has become increasingly a… Continue reading Digital mothering
Paul Stenner is giving a keynote talk this week on transforming emotions at the affective media studies conference in Potsdam, Germany. Here's more about it... The affective and emotional lives of people is increasingly targeted for manipulation and control by a whole range of new media and technologies. Our moods are tracked, our sentiments analysed… Continue reading Transforming the way we feel?