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The psychology behind a thank you

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Oct 2014
Find out how saying 'thank you', making a cup of tea and The Great British Bake Off can tackle mental health issues and make people happier. 

Schizophrenia: Beyond science

Schizophrenia: Beyond science Creative commons image Credit: Jeff Kubina under CC BY-SA 2.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Oct 2014
Schizophrenia is the focus of World Mental Health Day 2014. Can communities help us to stop relying on advances in science alone to meet the needs...

Everything speaks: Can we positively change our behaviour?

Everything speaks: Can we positively change our behaviour? Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 11 Aug 2014
If we understand more about the things we do we can change the world for the better, writes Jez Rose.

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Starting with psychology

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Starting with psychology Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 23 Apr 2014
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...

EPOCH Psychology history timeline

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EPOCH Psychology history timeline Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 Jan 2014
This unit uses an interactive resource (EPoCH) to gain a better sense of how the historical and social context influences psychological inquiry....

The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

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Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 12 Dec 2013
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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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Nov 2014
Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make? Have you wondered why people continue to smoke when they know the...

Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 Nov 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 Nov 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...