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I-SPY: Find out more about the research on Internet infidelity

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Dec 2016
If you enjoyed our I-SPY series and want to dig deeper, find out more about the research on infidelity with Dr Andreas Vosser and Naomi...

I-Spy: Episode 3

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Dec 2016
Episode three of the five-part online infidelity drama I-SPY: Rhianna tries to find evidence on the web for Oliver’s alleged infidelity and the...

I-Spy: Episode 2

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Nov 2016
Episode two of the five-part online infidelity drama I-SPY: Rihanna finds out about Oliver’s online flirting and talks on the phone to a friend...

Methods in Motion: A view from a train

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Duration 5 mins Updated 29 Nov 2016
What has physics ever done for psychology? Paul Stenner, Professor of Social Psychology, investigates the history of movement in Physics, and...

I-Spy: Episode 1

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Nov 2016
Episode one of the five-part online infidelity drama I-SPY: Rihanna installs spyware on the laptop she presents as a birthday present to her...

Claudia Hammond on BBC All in the Mind, Mental Health and Psychology

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Nov 2016
BBC All in the Mind presenter, Claudia Hammond, tells us about what got her interested in mental health, psychology and the mind in this exclusive...

I-Spy: Episode 4

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Nov 2016
Episode four of the five-part online infidelity drama I-SPY: Oliver believes Rhianna has ‘crossed the line’ and sets up a meeting with Minnie.

I-SPY: Internet infidelity and its impact on couple relationships

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Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Nov 2016
Is it ever okay for someone in a relationship to flirt with other people or look for sexual excitement online? Explore internet infidelity in our...

Methods in Motion: Remaking self-help

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Oct 2016
Dr Meg-John Barker discusses how new ways of thinking can be linked to new forms of investigation

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EPOCH Psychology history timeline

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Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
This free course, EPoCH Psychology history timeline, uses an interactive resource (EPoCH) to gain a better sense of how the historical and social...

Starting with psychology

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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...

Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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

Physical activity: a family affair

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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...

Attachment in the early years

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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...

The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

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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...

Critical Social Psychology

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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...

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