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Children and the Internet

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Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 28 May 2014
What impact has the internet had on children’s lives? How has the arrival of the web changed children’s exposure to media? ...

Smoking out the tobacco industry

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Updated 11 Apr 2014
With plain packaging now looking a certainty, experts from the OU's Institute for Social Marketing explore the future for the UK tobacco industry.

Why the fear of zombies? Look at the eyes

Why the fear of zombies? Look at the eyes Creative commons image Credit: Jackie under CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Oct 2013
What is it about zombies that send the shivers up our spines? Stephane Lay explores the psychology behind this.

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Critical Social Psychology

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Critical Social Psychology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Advanced level Duration 2 hours Updated 26 Apr 2009
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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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 22 Sep 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 22 Sep 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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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Sep 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...