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  • How can you tell that you're not experiencing a delusion? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Louis Breton

    How can you tell that you're not experiencing a delusion?

    By Kevin Morgan

    How can you be sure that what you're experiencing is genuine, and not just a delusion? Kevin Morgan explains why it's...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2017

  • How can you tell that you're not experiencing a delusion?

    How can you tell that you're not experiencing a delusion? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Louis Breton
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2017
    How can you be sure that what you're experiencing is genuine, and not just a delusion? Kevin Morgan explains why it's not as easy as it sounds.
  • Brexit and the Art of Negotiation Creative commons image Icon "Negotiations" by The Bush Centre, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Brexit and the Art of Negotiation

    By Dr Volker Patent

    How to reduce your biases during complex negotiations, in the fifth article from Volker Patent’s series on the...

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    10 mins

    Updated on:

    05 Jun 2017

  • Brexit and the Art of Negotiation

    Brexit and the Art of Negotiation Creative commons image Icon "Negotiations" by The Bush Centre, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Duration 10 mins Updated 05 Jun 2017
    How to reduce your biases during complex negotiations, in the fifth article from Volker Patent’s series on the psychology of Brexit.
  • The devil is in the (complex) detail Creative commons image Icon "European Parliament Plenary Chamber" by Diamond Geezer, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    The devil is in the (complex) detail

    By Dr Volker Patent

    A look at the implications of negotiating Brexit, in the fourth article from Volker Patent’s series on the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Jun 2017

  • The devil is in the (complex) detail

    The devil is in the (complex) detail Creative commons image Icon "European Parliament Plenary Chamber" by Diamond Geezer, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jun 2017
    A look at the implications of negotiating Brexit, in the fourth article from Volker Patent’s series on the psychology of Brexit.
  • Privileged and Overconfident but Full Steam Ahead! Creative commons image Icon by Mike Cooter, from University of Portsmouth Students' Union Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Privileged and Overconfident but Full Steam Ahead!

    By Dr Volker Patent

    How negotiations can be affected by priviledge and overconfidence, in a third article on the psychology of Brexit and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jun 2017

  • Privileged and Overconfident but Full Steam Ahead!

    Privileged and Overconfident but Full Steam Ahead! Creative commons image Icon by Mike Cooter, from University of Portsmouth Students' Union Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jun 2017
    How negotiations can be affected by priviledge and overconfidence, in a third article on the psychology of Brexit and contemporary politics by Volker...
  • The art of performing under pressure Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: David Rogers/Getty Images

    The art of performing under pressure

    By Ben Lyttleton

    Penalty shoot-outs, 12-foot putts and second-serves are all high pressure moments in football, golf and tennis...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 May 2017

  • The art of performing under pressure

    The art of performing under pressure Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: David Rogers/Getty Images
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 May 2017
    Penalty shoot-outs, 12-foot putts and second-serves are all high pressure moments in football, golf and tennis respectively. How would acclaimed kicking...
  • Finding the Truth Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Finding the Truth

    By Professor Graham Pike, Prof Steve Tombs, Dr Victoria Cooper

    What do you really know about crime? Try our interactive 'Finding the Truth' to dig way beyond the surface of...

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 May 2017

  • Finding the Truth

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    Finding the Truth Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 25 May 2017
    What do you really know about crime? Try our interactive 'Finding the Truth' to dig way beyond the surface of forensic psychology, corporate crime...
  • After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack Creative commons image Icon james o'hanlon under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack

    By Mark Widdowson

    People caught in a traumatic event like the Manchester Attack will react in different ways. What should you do to...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2017

  • After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack

    After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack Creative commons image Icon james o'hanlon under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    People caught in a traumatic event like the Manchester Attack will react in different ways. What should you do to help them? Mark Widdowson has some advice.
  • Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: rawpixel

    Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media

    By Dr Volker Patent

    Learn psychological self-defence and start resisting the dark arts of political communication, in Volker Patent’s...

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    10 mins

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    19 May 2017

  • Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media

    Learning to swim in murky seas: Exploitation of the Electorate via Social Media Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: rawpixel
    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 May 2017
    Learn psychological self-defence and start resisting the dark arts of political communication, in Volker Patent’s second article on Brexit and the General...
  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

    Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

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    Updated on:

    17 May 2017

  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 17 May 2017
    Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.
  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    By Ian Cummins, Martin King

    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 May 2017

  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 May 2017
    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester-based academics explain why.

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  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain...

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2017

  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

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    The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on...
  • EPOCH Psychology history timeline

    This free course, EPoCH Psychology history timeline, uses an interactive resource (EPoCH) to gain a better sense of how the historical and social...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • EPOCH Psychology history timeline

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    EPOCH Psychology history timeline Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    This free course, EPoCH Psychology history timeline, uses an interactive resource ...
  • Starting with psychology

    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring, 1950, p. 56). Humans are a puzzle, one that is complex, subtle and...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Mar 2016

  • Starting with psychology

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    Starting with psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 18 Mar 2016
    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring,...
  • Psychological research, obedience and ethics

    In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn about the importance of ethics in research that is undertaken by...

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2016

  • Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn...
  • Physical activity: a family affair

    This free course, Physical activity: a family affair, aims to explore the effects that the family has on the amount and nature of physical activity...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Feb 2016

  • Physical activity: a family affair

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    Physical activity: a family affair Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Cade Martin/Getty Images
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Feb 2016
    This free course, Physical activity: a family affair, aims to explore the effects...
  • 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...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    16 Feb 2016

  • Attachment in the early years

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    Attachment in the early years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 16 Feb 2016
    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the...
  • Critical Social Psychology

    We live in a complex, fast changing and highly social world. One of the most compelling questions we face is how to understand ourselves and other people. ...

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Apr 2009

  • Critical Social Psychology

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    Critical Social Psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2009
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 26 Apr 2009
    We live in a complex, fast changing and highly social world. One of the most...