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  • Methods in Motion: Acknowledging the active participant

    By Dr Stephanie Taylor

    Participants come to research interviews with their own expectations, and researchers have to take account of this,...

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    06 Oct 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Acknowledging the active participant

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2017
    Participants come to research interviews with their own expectations, and researchers have to take account of this, says Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology...
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    22 Sep 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Developing psychosocially informed self-help on gender

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Sep 2017
    Senior Lecturer in Psychology Dr Meg-John Barker challenges the 'gender is binary and fixed at birth' narrative.
  • Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

    By Dr Zoe Walkington

    Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the...

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    19 Sep 2017

  • Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

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    Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the truth and who is being dishonest? Find...
  • Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy? Creative commons image Icon Roland Tanglao under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy?

    By Gaia Vince

    Around the world, the ability to switch between languages is common - and possibly innate. Gaia Vance asks if...

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    14 Sep 2017

  • Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy?

    Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy? Creative commons image Icon Roland Tanglao under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Sep 2017
    Around the world, the ability to switch between languages is common - and possibly innate. Gaia Vance asks if monoglots are missing out on something...
  • The real reason clowns scare us

    By Stephanie Lay

    With the release of Stephen King's 'It' and the terrifying character Pennywise we look back on this article,...

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    11 Sep 2017

  • The real reason clowns scare us

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Sep 2017
    With the release of Stephen King's 'It' and the terrifying character Pennywise we look back on this article, published last year, questioning why we are...
  • Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you? Creative commons image Icon John Graner/Terrence R. Oakes/Louis M. French/Gerard Riedy under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

    By Lisa Claydon, Paul Catley

    If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley...

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

    Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you? Creative commons image Icon John Graner/Terrence R. Oakes/Louis M. French/Gerard Riedy under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley and Lisa Claydon consider the case.
  • The many forms of workplace bullying Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rodw

    The many forms of workplace bullying

    By Frances McGregor

    Workplace bullying can take many forms - and can sometimes be hard to spot. Frances McGregor tells you all you need...

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    25 Aug 2017

  • The many forms of workplace bullying

    The many forms of workplace bullying Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rodw
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Workplace bullying can take many forms - and can sometimes be hard to spot. Frances McGregor tells you all you need to know.
  • The suicide of The Ceasefire Babies Creative commons image Icon Philip Ray under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    The suicide of The Ceasefire Babies

    By Lyra McKee

    In Northern Ireland, more people took their own lives in the 16 years after the Troubles than died during them. Why?...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Aug 2017

  • The suicide of The Ceasefire Babies

    The suicide of The Ceasefire Babies Creative commons image Icon Philip Ray under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    In Northern Ireland, more people took their own lives in the 16 years after the Troubles than died during them. Why? Lyra McKee finds out.
  • Why are the bullied reluctant to seek help? Creative commons image Icon Ben+Sam under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why are the bullied reluctant to seek help?

    By Professor Kenneth Rigby

    Research from Australia suggests there are many reasons why children subjected to bullying don't ask their teachers...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Why are the bullied reluctant to seek help?

    Why are the bullied reluctant to seek help? Creative commons image Icon Ben+Sam under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    Research from Australia suggests there are many reasons why children subjected to bullying don't ask their teachers to get involved. Kenneth Rigby shares...
  • How Trump's 'fire and fury' threatens to destabilise the Asian Pacific region Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Samuel Guerra
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    10 Aug 2017

  • How Trump's 'fire and fury' threatens to destabilise the Asian Pacific region

    How Trump's 'fire and fury' threatens to destabilise the Asian Pacific region Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Samuel Guerra
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Aug 2017
    Donald Trump's strongman rhetoric in the face of North Korean provocations is a risk for the whole region, believes Genevieve Hohnen.

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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...

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    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the...
  • 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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    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring,...
  • 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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    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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  • 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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    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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    This free course, Physical activity: a family affair, aims to explore the effects...
  • 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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    We live in a complex, fast changing and highly social world. One of the most...