Open Psychology Research Centre, Political Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School, Social Psychology

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

Academic journal, Open Psychology Research Centre, Student news

The Sarah Everard murder: the problem with the government’s plan to make women ‘feel’ safer

The Conversation publishes the article by Dr Lisa Lazard and the Intersectional Violence Research Group Our recent article on the “Sarah Everard murder: the problem with the government’s plan to make women ‘feel’ safer” in The Conversation arose out of our work on the Psychology of Women & Equalities Section (POWES) of The British Psychological… Continue reading The Sarah Everard murder: the problem with the government’s plan to make women ‘feel’ safer

Psychology, Psychology in the world

How to engage with people who believe conspiracy theories

In uncertain times, conspiracy theories proliferate, such as the 'anti-vax' scares that are now circulating online. In a new article in The Conversation, Dr Jovan Byford writes about how to engage with people who believe conspiracy theories. You can read the article here https://theconversation.com/ive-been-talking-to-conspiracy-theorists-for-20-years-here-are-my-six-rules-of-engagement-143132 You can read more about Jovan Byford's work here: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/jtb77    … Continue reading How to engage with people who believe conspiracy theories

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Sex advice in The Conversation

Our Meg-John Barker had a piece published in The Conversation about their book  Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture with Rosalind Gill and Laura Harvey. Five problematic sex messages perpetuated by advice manuals I can’t recommend reading over 60 sex advice manuals. I spent several months doing this and it results in a particular combination of sadness, anger and… Continue reading Sex advice in The Conversation