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  • How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic? Creative commons image Icon DAVID HOLT under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic?

    By Patrick Dunleavy

    Parliament’s security is under review following the attack in Westminster. But, when pedestrians could be hit next to...

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    28 Mar 2017

  • How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic?

    How can authorities plan for an unexpected terrorist tactic? Creative commons image Icon DAVID HOLT under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    Parliament’s security is under review following the attack in Westminster. But, when pedestrians could be hit next to Big Ben, there may be more to review...
  • International Day of Happiness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com

    International Day of Happiness

    "Clap along if you know what happiness is to you..." Happiness may mean different things for different people....

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    20 Mar 2017

  • International Day of Happiness

    International Day of Happiness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com Updated content
    Updated 20 Mar 2017
    "Clap along if you know what happiness is to you..." Happiness may mean different things for different people. Celebrate whatever makes you happy on the...
  • Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy Creative commons image Icon flikr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy

    By Dr Claire Hewson

    The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and...

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    14 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy

    Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy Creative commons image Icon flikr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2017
    The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and should go further, believes Claire Hewson
  • Brain Awareness Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Brain Awareness Week

    By Dr Ellie Dommett

    13-19 March 2017 is Brain Awareness Week. From our OU PhD students' fascinating research into the brain to a...

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    13 Mar 2017

  • Brain Awareness Week

    Brain Awareness Week Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 13 Mar 2017
    13-19 March 2017 is Brain Awareness Week. From our OU PhD students' fascinating research into the brain to a video on how brain neurons are just like a...
  • Is it a good thing that Donald Trump trusts Vladimir Putin? Creative commons image Icon President Of Russia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Is it a good thing that Donald Trump trusts Vladimir Putin?

    By Dr Eszter Simon

    Although a US President expressing warmth for a Russian leader might be unconventional, Dr Eszter Simon believes a...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Feb 2017

  • Is it a good thing that Donald Trump trusts Vladimir Putin?

    Is it a good thing that Donald Trump trusts Vladimir Putin? Creative commons image Icon President Of Russia under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Feb 2017
    Although a US President expressing warmth for a Russian leader might be unconventional, Dr Eszter Simon believes a modicum of trust might help international...
  • In Our Time on Psychology: An OpenLearn listening list Creative commons image Icon Asim Bisjarni under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    In Our Time on Psychology: An OpenLearn listening list

    This week, BBC Radio 4's In Our Time broadcast its 750th edition. We've taken a dip in their archives to find five...

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    10 Feb 2017

  • In Our Time on Psychology: An OpenLearn listening list

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    In Our Time on Psychology: An OpenLearn listening list Creative commons image Icon Asim Bisjarni under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Updated 10 Feb 2017
    This week, BBC Radio 4's In Our Time broadcast its 750th edition. We've taken a dip in their archives to find five episodes that explore psychology.
  • Methods in Motion: As borders flex, how does citizenship change? Creative commons image Icon J Aaron Farr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: As borders flex, how does citizenship change?

    By Agnes Czajka, Professor Engin Isin

    People came together to consider how we make sense of questions of citizenship at a time when those questions are so...

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    07 Feb 2017

  • Methods in Motion: As borders flex, how does citizenship change?

    Methods in Motion: As borders flex, how does citizenship change? Creative commons image Icon J Aaron Farr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Updated 07 Feb 2017
    People came together to consider how we make sense of questions of citizenship at a time when those questions are so contentious.
  • Methods in Motion: The social psychology of citizenship Creative commons image Icon HM Treasury under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: The social psychology of citizenship

    By Eleni Andreouli

    Taking the tools of psychology and using them to explore citizenship can be revealing - so why doesn't it happen...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    07 Feb 2017

  • Methods in Motion: The social psychology of citizenship

    Methods in Motion: The social psychology of citizenship Creative commons image Icon HM Treasury under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Feb 2017
    Taking the tools of psychology and using them to explore citizenship can be revealing - so why doesn't it happen more often, asks Eleni Andreouli.
  • Methods in Motion: What does Open Methodologies mean? Creative commons image Icon SomeDriftwood under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: What does Open Methodologies mean?

    By Professor Elizabeth Silva

    A changing society needs changing methods to make sense of itself. Open Methodologies offers a new way of research....

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    01 Feb 2017

  • Methods in Motion: What does Open Methodologies mean?

    Methods in Motion: What does Open Methodologies mean? Creative commons image Icon SomeDriftwood under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2017
    A changing society needs changing methods to make sense of itself. Open Methodologies offers a new way of research. Elizabeth Silva explains more.
  • Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list Creative commons image Icon StagiaireMGIMO under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list

    By The OpenLearn team

    This weekend, BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th anniversary. Join us for a rummage in the...

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    27 Jan 2017

  • Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list

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    Desert Island Discs at 75: An OpenLearn listening list Creative commons image Icon StagiaireMGIMO under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Jan 2017
    This weekend, BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs celebrates its 75th anniversary. Join us for a rummage in the archives.

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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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    28 Mar 2017

  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

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    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

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    14 Apr 2016

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    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

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    18 Mar 2016

  • Starting with psychology

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    16 Feb 2016

  • Attachment in the early years

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    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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 Apr 2009

  • Critical Social Psychology

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    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 26 Apr 2009
    We live in a complex, fast changing and highly social world. One of the most...