Meet people in the School, Psychology

Introducing a new professor in the School, Peter Hegarty

This week we introduce Peter Hegarty, our new Professor in Psychology.  Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.  I work in the area of social psychology – which examines how social systems shape individuals’ thoughts, feelings and behaviour and the history of psychology, which examines both the history of… Continue reading Introducing a new professor in the School, Peter Hegarty

Psychology, Social Psychology, Winter postcards from our modules

A winter postcard from DD317 Advancing social psychology

We continue our series of winter postcards from Psychology and Counselling modules. Dr Karen Hagan, the Staff Tutor for DD317 Advancing social psychology, writes about what's happening on this module. What's happening at the moment on DD317? DD317, Advancing Social Psychology, is a Level Three module taken by students not only on the BSc (Honours)… Continue reading A winter postcard from DD317 Advancing social psychology

Psychology, Winter postcards from our modules

A winter postcard from module DE100 Investigating Psychology 1

We continue our series of winter postcards from the School's modules, written by the academics who work mostly closely with students and tutors, the Staff Tutors. Here the team from DE100 write about the first psychology-specific module on the School's undergraduate qualifications. Hello and welcome to our winter postcard for DE100. We are Gillian Ferrier,… Continue reading A winter postcard from module DE100 Investigating Psychology 1

A PhD in Psychology

A PhD Opportunity: Wearable technology and panic attacks

The Open University is offering a fully funded PhD studentship to explore the feasibility of using mobile and wearable technology to identify and support panic attacks. The School of Psychology and Counselling and the School of Computing and Communications at the Open University are seeking a candidate for a fully funded PhD studentship to explore… Continue reading A PhD Opportunity: Wearable technology and panic attacks

Psychology, Student news

A PhD in Psychology?

Last week Stephanie Taylor attended the School's conference for PhD students. Academic study implies a trajectory. First you study one module, then another, until eventually you’ve completed a qualification – probably a BA or BSc. At that point, most people have fulfilled their study goals. However it’s possible that you want to obtain a higher… Continue reading A PhD in Psychology?