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Smoking out the tobacco industry

Smoking out the tobacco industry Creative commons image Credit: Jack Greenmaven under CC-BY-SA licence
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.

Dialogue: Climate change denial

Dialogue: Climate change denial Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime
Introductory level Updated 20 Feb 2013
Psychotherapist Paul Hogget and psychoanalyst Sally Weintrobe discuss climate change denial 

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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 01 Aug 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 01 Aug 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 01 Aug 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...