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  • Are selfies a terrible thing?

    By Rose Capdevila, Dr Lisa Lazard

    Is the rise of the selfie a sign of a culture collapsing into narcissism - or is there something positive in the...

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    18 Jun 2018

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    Is the rise of the selfie a sign of a culture collapsing into narcissism - or is there something positive in the trend of arm's length self portraiture?
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    PhotoFit Me

    By Professor Graham Pike

    Would you make a good eyewitness? PhotoFit Me gave you a chance to find out.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Jun 2018

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    Would you make a good eyewitness? PhotoFit Me gave you a chance to find out.
  • No good advice: Five problems with sex manuals

    By Dr Meg John Barker

    Meg-John Barker has read some terrible sex manuals, so you don't have to... (As you might expect, this article...

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    04 Jun 2018

  • No good advice: Five problems with sex manuals Includes explicit content

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Jun 2018
    Meg-John Barker has read some terrible sex manuals, so you don't have to... (As you might expect, this article includes discussion of matters of a sexual...
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    23 May 2018

  • How to manage the digital-related stress of technology

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 May 2018
    How can we avoid the stress and anxiety associated with the digital age? Dr Gini Harrison and Dr Mathijs Lucassen give us five tips...
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    23 May 2018

  • Stress and anxiety in the digital age: The dark side of technology

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 May 2018
    What is it about new technology that is making many of us anxious and stressed? Dr Gini Harrison and Dr Mathijs Lucassen explore the top five stressors:
  • Mental Health Awareness Week

    By Dr Mathijs Lucassen, Dr Jonathan Leach, Dr Sharon Mallon

    Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 14th - 20th May. Find out more about stress, anxiety, depression, mindfulness...

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    20 May 2018

  • Mental Health Awareness Week

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 May 2018
    Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 14th - 20th May. Find out more about stress, anxiety, depression, mindfulness and more with our FREE resources....
  • 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

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    "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...
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    08 Mar 2018

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

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    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...
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    14 Feb 2018

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

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    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...

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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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    18 May 2018

  • 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...
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    Forensic psychology

    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Apr 2018

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    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can...
  • Investigating psychology

    One of the keys to understanding psychology is to know about its history and core questions. This free course, Investigating psychology, allows you...

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    24 Apr 2018

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    One of the keys to understanding psychology is to know about its history and core...
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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

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 11 Apr 2018
    This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, introduces the...
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    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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    26 May 2017

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    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring,...
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    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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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

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    This free course, EPoCH Psychology history timeline, uses an interactive resource ...
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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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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Mar 2016

  • Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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    In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn...
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    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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    This free course, Physical activity: a family affair, aims to explore the effects...
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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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    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...
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    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

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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...