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Psychology and Counselling Research Centre

Open Psychology Research Centre


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.

Impact and Engagement

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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.

Upcoming Events

Jun 28

Opening Psychology for Changing Times

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 09:30 to Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 18:30

Online. The event is free

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