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  • 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 2018

  • International Day of Happiness

    International Day of Happiness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com
    Updated 20 Mar 2018
    "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...
  • Why mothers post about their children on social media Creative commons image Icon magicatwork under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    12 Mar 2018

  • Why mothers post about their children on social media

    Why mothers post about their children on social media Creative commons image Icon magicatwork under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Mar 2018
    Are social media posts expressions of love and care in the digital age?
  • An introduction to the fascinating work and career options open to people with a social psychology qualification Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2018

  • An introduction to the fascinating work and career options open to people with a social psychology qualification

    An introduction to the fascinating work and career options open to people with a social psychology qualification Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Mar 2018
    Where can social psychology take you? Here four psychologists tell us about their career journey and other work options open to people studying social...
  • The taste of love on different tongues: What language tells us about love Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Zteven
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Feb 2018

  • The taste of love on different tongues: What language tells us about love

    The taste of love on different tongues: What language tells us about love Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Zteven
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Feb 2018
    Tim Lomas explored the world's languages and discovered words for types of love with no English equivalent. He reckons there's at least fourteen flavours of...
  • Heritage in war Creative commons image Icon Bernard Gagnon under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Heritage in war

    By Professor Derek Matravers

    Professor Derek Matravers considers the treatment of cultural heritage in war and the philosophical questions...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2018

  • Heritage in war

    Heritage in war Creative commons image Icon Bernard Gagnon under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jan 2018
    Professor Derek Matravers considers the treatment of cultural heritage in war and the philosophical questions that need to be asked to protect cultural...
  • Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: OltreCreativeAgency

    Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

    Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jan 2018

  • Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list

    Blue Monday: An OpenLearn reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: OltreCreativeAgency
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jan 2018
    Blue chat for a blue day: collecting some thoughts on the marketing wheeze that is Blue Monday.
  • Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: wesleyjharrison
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers

    Stay in control and hide the fear: The psychology of skydivers and climbers Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: wesleyjharrison
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Laurie Taylor and James Hardie-Bick discuss the paradox of extreme sportspeople seeking the buzz , but not wanting to show the fear.
  • Dreaming of an answer to narcolepsy: Why don't we understand sleep? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: After Bernhard Keil
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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • Dreaming of an answer to narcolepsy: Why don't we understand sleep?

    Dreaming of an answer to narcolepsy: Why don't we understand sleep? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: After Bernhard Keil
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    For the first 20 years of his life, Henry Nicholls had a healthy relationship with sleep. Shortly after his 21st birthday, he began to experience symptoms of...
  • Sharenting: What is it and are you doing it? Creative commons image Icon By Sarah Schreiter under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Sharenting: What is it and are you doing it?

    By Dr Lisa Lazard

    Professor Lisa Lazard looks the new digital phenomenon that is 'sharenting' and considers whether it's a product of...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2017

  • Sharenting: What is it and are you doing it?

    Sharenting: What is it and are you doing it? Creative commons image Icon By Sarah Schreiter under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Dec 2017
    Professor Lisa Lazard looks the new digital phenomenon that is 'sharenting' and considers whether it's a product of narcissism or societal pressures of...
  • Here’s the truth about false accusations of sexual violence Creative commons image Icon Surdumihail under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2017

  • Here’s the truth about false accusations of sexual violence

    Here’s the truth about false accusations of sexual violence Creative commons image Icon Surdumihail under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 19 Dec 2017
    This year has seen a significant rise in reported cases of sexual harassment. Campaigns such as #MeToo has provided a platform for people to ...

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  • Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings

    This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, introduces the key ideas and practices of mindfulness, describes how it is...

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    11 Apr 2018

  • Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings

    Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Courtesy of Sue Cheval Updated content
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 11 Apr 2018
    This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, introduces 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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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    26 May 2017

  • Starting with psychology

    Starting with psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring,...
  • 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

    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 ...
  • 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

    Psychological research, obedience and ethics Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    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

    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

    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...
  • 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:

    05 Feb 2016

  • The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

    The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on...
  • 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

    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...