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Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school? article icon

Education & Development 

Should boys be taught about periods and the menstrual cycle at school?

Could including boys in lessons on periods help reduce stigma and taboo around the menstrual cycle? A recent report suggests it might.

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Why going dairy-free can hit your iodine levels

Replacing cows milk with non-dairy alternatives can put you at risk of not getting enough iodine. Here's why that matters - and what you can do about it.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Exploring sport coaching and psychology

This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking you on a journey through unique sporting case studies and insights that will change how you view and study sport. You will consider how the mind, the body, the environment and training techniques all contribute to optimum fitness.

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24 hrs
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Attachment in the early years

This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This OpenLearn course describes Bowlby's theory and the work that has built on it, illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher.

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6 hrs

Education & Development

Attachment in the early years

This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This OpenLearn course describes Bowlby's theory and the work that has built on it, illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher.

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Cultural differences in mental health?

October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same the world over? 

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Exercise and mental health

Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative side effects. Exercise is an alternative treatment that is low cost and has few side effects. In this free course, Exercise and mental health, we will look at the links between exercise and improved mental health and psychological well-being. This will include consideration of the role of exercise in combating stress, anxiety and depression, and in enhancing mood.

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2 hrs

Health, Sports & Psychology

Exercise and mental health

Each year thousands of pounds are spent on medications to treat conditions such as anxiety and depression. These medications often have negative side effects. Exercise is an alternative treatment that is low cost and has few side effects. In this free course, Exercise and mental health, we will look at the links between exercise and improved mental health and psychological well-being. This will include consideration of the role of exercise in combating stress, anxiety and depression, and in enhancing mood.

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Exercise and mental health

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Making sense of mental health problems

Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, Making sense of mental health problems, you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems. By directly relating key perspectives to a case study, you will reflect on how the medical perspective, psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental ill-health.

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10 hrs
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Health, Sports & Psychology

Making sense of mental health problems

Over the past century there has been a radical shift in responses to people who experience mental health problems. In this free course, Making sense of mental health problems, you will learn about how key perspectives in the field have made sense of mental health problems. By directly relating key perspectives to a case study, you will reflect on how the medical perspective, psychological perspective and social need perspective come to make sense of mental ill-health.

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Making sense of mental health problems

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The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed

Discover the amazing journey we all make from the most helpless to the most sophisticated organism on earth.

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Methods in Motion: Acknowledging the active participant

Participants come to research interviews with their own expectations, and researchers have to take account of this, says Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology Dr Stephanie Taylor.

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