The Open Psychology Research Centre is the research centre of the School of Psychology & Counselling at The Open University. The Centre represents a progressive approach to psychological research, theory and practice that is tightly connected with other social sciences and humanities disciplines. It champions creative, critical and credible psychological research that makes a difference to real social issues, that informs practice, and that inspires a positive vision for living together fairly, equitably and imaginatively. Our engaged research also feeds into scholarship for teaching at the OU.
I want the world to recognise with me the open door of every consciousness.Frantz Fanon
The dream is the small hidden door ... which opens to that cosmic night ... long before there was conscious ego ...Carl Jung
When we are open to new possibilites, we find them. Be open and sceptical of everything.Todd Kashdan
Let us keep our minds open ... [but not] so open that your brains fall out! There are still things ... which are true and things which are false.Walter Kotschnig
To pass freely through open doors, it is necessary to respect the fact that they have solid frames.Robert Musil
Zealous conviction is a dangerous substitute for an open mind.Elizabeth Loftus
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.Helen Keller
Research from the Open Psychology Research Centre aims to make a difference within real lives, to speak to current societal issues and problems and to inform professional practice. Read more about the impact our research is having.
Dr Lara Frumkin, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and has secured funding of almost £50k to lead a 2-year project looking at digital technologies,...
Professor Sarah Crafter joins ‘Networking the educational world – Across boundaries for community-building’, a research project seeking to address...