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PhotoFit Me

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PhotoFit Me Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2011
Would you make a good eyewitness? Try our PhotoFit Me widget and find out. ...

Changing Faces

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Changing Faces Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Apr 2010
Cognitive psychologist Graham Pike contributed to the development of EFIT-V, a tool now being used to produce images of criminal suspects at very...

Visual identification: Photo credit card study

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Visual identification: Photo credit card study Copyrighted image Credit: Katarzyna Zwolska via Dreamstime.com under Limited Royalty Free Licenses (RF-LL)
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Apr 2010
Dr Nicola Brace, Senior Lecturer in Psychology talks us through the challenges eyewitnesses’ face when remembering unfamiliar people.

Identifying faces

Identifying faces Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Apr 2010
Using an E-FIT facial composite system the Open University has created some celebrity images. Look at the images and see if you can tell who they are.

Breaking Science: Coffee, chimps and meteorites...

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Breaking Science: Coffee, chimps and meteorites... Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Dec 2008
Robot ethics, how chimps recognise faces, coffee – keeping the car and it's driver going, and are meteorites hot when they hit the ground?

Making Faces

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Making Faces Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Oct 2008
Open University cognitive psychologist Graham Pike describes how his interest in facial compositing has led to a collaboration resulting in a...

Turning face perception on its head

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Turning face perception on its head Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Sep 2008
Are you pretty good at reading an expression? Can you recognise a face in a crowd? Watch the video of the 'Head Spin Trick'

Buzan on how to remember names and faces

Buzan on how to remember names and faces Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jul 2008
Tony Buzan offers his advice on how to remember names and faces

The Curse of the OWBWB

The Curse of the OWBWB Creative commons image Credit: Photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron used under a Creative Commons Licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Oct 2007
How can science shake off the "old white bloke with beard" image and be more attractive to young people?

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Culture and Climate Change

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Culture and Climate Change Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 2 hours 45 mins Updated 30 Nov 2010
Every generation faces challenges that previous generations could scarcely imagine. Twenty years ago, few people were talking about climate change,...

Social marketing

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Social marketing Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Advanced level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 28 May 2010
Have you ever wondered how marketing techniques have been used to promote positive social change? In a series of lively interviews, Professor...

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Learn about plants and people

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Learn about plants and people Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Updated 22 Aug 2014 Register by 01 Feb 2014
This course explains why plants are important, examines their impact on everyday human life and considers some of the challenges that plant life...