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  • Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you? Creative commons image Icon John Graner/Terrence R. Oakes/Louis M. French/Gerard Riedy under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

    By Lisa Claydon, Paul Catley

    If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    25 Aug 2017

  • Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you?

    Could your brain activity be used in evidence against you? Creative commons image Icon John Graner/Terrence R. Oakes/Louis M. French/Gerard Riedy under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    If brain scans can reveal when someone is lying, should they become part of the court process? The OU's Paul Catley and Lisa Claydon consider the case.
  • Inside the mind of Trump's true believers Creative commons image Icon Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Inside the mind of Trump's true believers

    By Ronald W Pies

    Although his popularity ratings are low in the broader US population, Donald Trump can rely on the support of his...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jul 2017

  • Inside the mind of Trump's true believers

    Inside the mind of Trump's true believers Creative commons image Icon Michael Vadon under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Jul 2017
    Although his popularity ratings are low in the broader US population, Donald Trump can rely on the support of his true believers. Ronald W Pies considers...
  • How can you tell that you're not experiencing a delusion? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Louis Breton

    How can you tell that you're not experiencing a delusion?

    By Kevin Morgan

    How can you be sure that what you're experiencing is genuine, and not just a delusion? Kevin Morgan explains why it's...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jun 2017

  • How can you tell that you're not experiencing a delusion?

    How can you tell that you're not experiencing a delusion? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Louis Breton
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Jun 2017
    How can you be sure that what you're experiencing is genuine, and not just a delusion? Kevin Morgan explains why it's not as easy as it sounds.
  • After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack Creative commons image Icon james o'hanlon under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack

    By Mark Widdowson

    People caught in a traumatic event like the Manchester Attack will react in different ways. What should you do to...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 May 2017

  • After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack

    After Manchester: How can you help if you know someone affected by a terror attack Creative commons image Icon james o'hanlon under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 May 2017
    People caught in a traumatic event like the Manchester Attack will react in different ways. What should you do to help them? Mark Widdowson has some advice.
  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

    Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

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    17 May 2017

  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017

    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2017 Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Updated 17 May 2017
    Join us for the OU/BBC Radio 4 series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.
  • No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation Creative commons image Icon threefishsleeping under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation

    By Dr Volker Patent

    The psychology of Brexit and contemporary politics, in a series of articles by Volker Patent. In this first article,...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 May 2017

  • No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation

    No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation Creative commons image Icon threefishsleeping under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 May 2017
    The psychology of Brexit and contemporary politics, in a series of articles by Volker Patent. In this first article, we look at how the language of Brexit...
  • Are you a super recogniser? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Are you a super recogniser?

    By Professor Graham Pike, Dr Hayley Ness

    Super-recognisers have an above average ability to recognise faces. Do you? Try our quiz to find out. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Apr 2017

  • Are you a super recogniser?

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    Are you a super recogniser? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 28 Apr 2017
    Super-recognisers have an above average ability to recognise faces. Do you? Try our quiz to find out. 
  • Are selfies a terrible thing? Creative commons image Icon Ellen De Vos under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Are selfies a terrible thing?

    Are selfies a terrible thing? Creative commons image Icon Ellen De Vos under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    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?
  • Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris? Creative commons image Icon Bryce Johnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris?

    By Dr Anna Kristina Hultgren

    Chris, if you've had to deal with a call centre you might have noticed they use your name a lot. Do you know, Chris,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris?

    Why do call centre staff use your name all the time, Chris? Creative commons image Icon Bryce Johnson under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Chris, if you've had to deal with a call centre you might have noticed they use your name a lot. Do you know, Chris, why they do this? Well, Chris, The OU's...
  • Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy Creative commons image Icon flikr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy

    By Dr Claire Hewson

    The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Mar 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy

    Methods in Motion: Remaking experimental philosophy Creative commons image Icon flikr under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Mar 2017
    The emerging experimental philosophy movement, borrowing approaches from psychology, is interesting - but it can and should go further, believes Claire Hewson

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  • Psychology in the 21st century

    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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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Sep 2017

  • Psychology in the 21st century

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Sep 2017
    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st...
  • Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

    This free course, Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency, will introduce two approaches to understanding juvenile delinquency. The...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Sep 2017

  • Attention

    What does 'attention' mean to you? This free course, Attention, will help you to examine how we 'pay attention'. How do we manage to single out...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • Attention

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    Attention Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 25 Aug 2017
    What does 'attention' mean to you? This free course, Attention, will help you to...
  • 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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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Aug 2017

  • Starting with psychology

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    Starting with psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 07 Aug 2017
    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring,...
  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how scientific and management ideas contribute to success while also taking...

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

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    Exploring sport coaching and psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © SolStock/iStock
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 18 Jul 2017
    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    12 Apr 2017

  • Investigating psychology

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    Investigating psychology
    Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 12 Apr 2017
    One of the keys to understanding psychology is to know about its history and core...
  • 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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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • Getting started with SPSS

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    Handling statistical data is an essential part of psychological research. However,...
  • 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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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • EPOCH Psychology history timeline

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    This free course, EPoCH Psychology history timeline, uses an interactive resource ...
  • Addiction and neural ageing

    This free course, Addiction and neural ageing, takes its title from two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    24 Mar 2016

  • Addiction and neural ageing

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    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    This free course, Addiction and neural ageing, takes its title from two topics...
  • 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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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    08 Mar 2016

  • Psychological research, obedience and ethics

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    Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
    In this free course, Psychological research, obedience and ethics, you will learn...

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    BSc (Honours) Psychology

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    BSc (Honours) Psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017
    Psychology pervades just about every aspect of our personal and professional lives...

    Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module draws on classic and contemporary theory and research in psychology...

    Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 03 Sep 2017
    This module draws on recent theoretical debates and research to critically explore...

    Advancing social psychology

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Social psychologists study people as social beings, looking at their relationships...

    Psychology of childhood and youth

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    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module explores key themes in the development of children through the early...

    Introduction to childhood studies and child psychology

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    What influences children's development? How is childhood changing? How important...

    Investigating psychology 1

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    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Drawing on a wide range of studies and some classic pieces of psychological...

    Sport and exercise psychology: a case study approach

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    Intermediate level Duration 300 hours Updated 18 Sep 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    In this module you will explore common psychological issues in sport and exercise,...
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