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  • Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe Creative commons image Icon Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe

    By Magda Stoczkiewicz

    The director of Friends of the Earth Europe responds to the UK Brexit vote.

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    14 Jun 2017

  • Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe

    Post-Brexit: we need a new vision for Europe Creative commons image Icon Eric Fischer - flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Jun 2017
    The director of Friends of the Earth Europe responds to the UK Brexit vote.
  • The importance of alternative household arrangements Creative commons image Icon Mruk20 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    The importance of alternative household arrangements

    By Dr Meg John Barker

    Meg Barker reflects on how groups of people choose to live together in shared accommodation.

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    06 Jun 2017

  • The importance of alternative household arrangements

    The importance of alternative household arrangements Creative commons image Icon Mruk20 under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2017
    Meg Barker reflects on how groups of people choose to live together in shared accommodation.
  • The devil is in the (complex) detail Creative commons image Icon "European Parliament Plenary Chamber" by Diamond Geezer, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    The devil is in the (complex) detail

    By Dr Volker Patent

    A look at the implications of negotiating Brexit, in the fourth article from Volker Patent’s series on the...

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    05 Jun 2017

  • The devil is in the (complex) detail

    The devil is in the (complex) detail Creative commons image Icon "European Parliament Plenary Chamber" by Diamond Geezer, via Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jun 2017
    A look at the implications of negotiating Brexit, in the fourth article from Volker Patent’s series on the psychology of Brexit.
  • Privileged and Overconfident but Full Steam Ahead! Creative commons image Icon by Mike Cooter, from University of Portsmouth Students' Union Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Privileged and Overconfident but Full Steam Ahead!

    By Dr Volker Patent

    How negotiations can be affected by priviledge and overconfidence, in a third article on the psychology of Brexit and...

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    02 Jun 2017

  • Privileged and Overconfident but Full Steam Ahead!

    Privileged and Overconfident but Full Steam Ahead! Creative commons image Icon by Mike Cooter, from University of Portsmouth Students' Union Flickr under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jun 2017
    How negotiations can be affected by priviledge and overconfidence, in a third article on the psychology of Brexit and contemporary politics by Volker...
  • Finding the Truth Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Finding the Truth

    By Professor Graham Pike, Prof Steve Tombs, Dr Victoria Cooper

    What do you really know about crime? Try our interactive 'Finding the Truth' to dig way beyond the surface of...

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    25 May 2017

  • Finding the Truth

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 25 May 2017
    What do you really know about crime? Try our interactive 'Finding the Truth' to dig way beyond the surface of forensic psychology, corporate crime...
  • After Manchester: The strength of the city Creative commons image Icon twitter.com/pdjohnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    After Manchester: The strength of the city

    By Caroline Cheetham

    Even as it coped with the shock, Manchester and its people displayed their strength of character. Caroline Cheetham...

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    24 May 2017

  • After Manchester: The strength of the city

    After Manchester: The strength of the city Creative commons image Icon twitter.com/pdjohnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    Even as it coped with the shock, Manchester and its people displayed their strength of character. Caroline Cheetham tells how a Northern city rallied in the...
  • Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Witches in popular culture

    By Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley

    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 May 2017

  • Witches in popular culture

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    Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.
  • How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote? Creative commons image Icon Number 10 under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote?

    By Rakib Ehsan

    Traditionally, Labour has been able to count on support from British Indians - but not any more. Rakib Ehsan asks:...

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    18 May 2017

  • How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote?

    How have the Conservatives overtaken Labour for the British Indian vote? Creative commons image Icon Number 10 under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 May 2017
    Traditionally, Labour has been able to count on support from British Indians - but not any more. Rakib Ehsan asks: what's changed?
  • Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    By Danah Boyd

    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts

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    17 May 2017

  • Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 May 2017
    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts
  • Exodus: The videos Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    Exodus: The videos

    A collection of clips from our award-winning programme Exodus: Our Journey To Europe, which explored first-hand the...

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    15 May 2017

  • Exodus: The videos

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2017
    A collection of clips from our award-winning programme Exodus: Our Journey To Europe, which explored first-hand the reasons why people make the choice to...

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    This free course examines legal approaches to people whose sexual orientation or gender identity does not conform to that of the majority. This...

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    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st century, examines how different aspects of human behaviour provide the...

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  • The meaning of crime

    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free course, The meaning of crime, examines how we, as a 'society', define...

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    Tough on the causes of crime'. A famous phrase, but what is crime? This free...
  • The body: A phenomenological psychological perspective

    The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology. However, is there more to our bodies than that? Some psychologists...

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    The body has traditionally been treated as a biological object in psychology....
  • Sexuality, parenthood and population

    Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound experiences that life has to offer. In this free course,...

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    Sexuality and parenthood encompass some of the most ordinary and yet most profound...
  • Climate change: island life in a volatile world

    What impact will global warming really have? This free course, Climate change: island life in a volatile world, examines the potential problems...

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    What impact will global warming really have? This free course, Climate change:...
  • Remaking the relations of work and welfare

    How do 'welfare to work' programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This free course, Remaking the...

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    How do 'welfare to work' programmes such as the New Deal take into account and...
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    Retirement, pensions, care homes old age may not be as rosy as we think. This free course, Retiring lives? Old age, work and welfare, looks at old...

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    Retirement, pensions, care homes old age may not be as rosy as we think. This...
  • Getting started with SPSS

    Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However, many people find the idea of using statistics, and especially...

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    Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However,...

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences

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    Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
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    Are you interested in what shapes the lives we lead and the decisions we make?...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Financial Services

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