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Introducing a new lecturer in the School of Psychology & Counselling, Dr Tanya Beetham.

Dr Tanya Beetham joins the School as a Lecturer in Psychology and Counselling. We asked her about her work.  What are your academic/psychology interests? I’m a chartered psychologist, counsellor and psychotherapist, and my interests include trauma, social justice and inequalities, gender-based violence, and eating disorders/eating distress. I have worked on several research projects including exploring services and/or programmes for… Continue reading Introducing a new lecturer in the School of Psychology & Counselling, Dr Tanya Beetham.

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Summer in the School

Here is a look back to a post from this time last year. The same holds true. The summer month of August is traditionally a quiet month in universities, but the Open University is different and there is still a lot happening here in the School of Psychology & Counselling, and the Open Psychology Research… Continue reading Summer in the School

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Introducing Dr Marta Prandelli, a new Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in the School of Psychology & Counselling.

Photo: Dr Marta Prandelli - Chair for the 1st National PhD Conference in Social Sciences, Padova (Italy) 24/06/2016 Sue: What are your academic/psychology interests? What aspects of your academic work do you find particularly enjoyable and/or rewarding? Marta: I would describe myself as a social researcher. I am interested in seeing how people act within… Continue reading Introducing Dr Marta Prandelli, a new Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in the School of Psychology & Counselling.

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Dr Evangelos Ntontis discusses Trump and the Storming of the Capitol

Photo Credit: The Conversation: ‘Fight like hell’: Donald Trump speaks to his supporters on 06/01/2021 Dr Evangelos Ntontis of The Open University's Psychology & Counselling School, discusses the events of 6th January 2021, and his article in The Conversation, when the US Capitol building was stormed, resulting in five deaths. What is very important from… Continue reading Dr Evangelos Ntontis discusses Trump and the Storming of the Capitol

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Cultural and social psychology in the real world: a conversation

What role do cultural and social psychology play in tackling real-world issues, such as post-conflict reconciliation, community resilience in face of crises and broader global challenges such as those posed by the Covid-19 pandemic? In this video, Dr Sandra Obradovic (OU) is joined by Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch (London School of Economics) and Dr Maria Cecilia… Continue reading Cultural and social psychology in the real world: a conversation