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  • Methods in Motion: Research Modes, Moves, Methods Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Elizabeth Silva

    Methods in Motion: Research Modes, Moves, Methods

    By Professor Elizabeth Silva

    Elizabeth Silva rounds off the 'Methods in Motion' blog series reflecting on how her own life experience has informed...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Research Modes, Moves, Methods

    Methods in Motion: Research Modes, Moves, Methods Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Elizabeth Silva
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    Elizabeth Silva rounds off the 'Methods in Motion' blog series reflecting on how her own life experience has informed her ways of knowing, and the...
  • Cultural differences in mental health? Creative commons image Icon Chinchu.c under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Cultural differences in mental health?

    By Dr Jonathan Leach

    October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2017

  • Cultural differences in mental health?

    Cultural differences in mental health? Creative commons image Icon Chinchu.c under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    October 10th is World Mental Health Awareness Day. The OU's Jonathan Leach asks: Are mental health problems the same the world over? 
  • Methods in Motion: Acknowledging the active participant

    By Dr Stephanie Taylor

    Participants come to research interviews with their own expectations, and researchers have to take account of this,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Oct 2017

  • Methods in Motion: Acknowledging the active participant

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Oct 2017
    Participants come to research interviews with their own expectations, and researchers have to take account of this, says Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology...
  • Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

    By Dr Zoe Walkington

    Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the...

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    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Sep 2017

  • Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

    Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 19 Sep 2017
    Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the truth and who is being dishonest? Find...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    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
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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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    Article

    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...

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  • 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:

    16 Oct 2017

  • Exploring sport coaching and psychology

    Exploring sport coaching and psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © SolStock/iStock
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 16 Oct 2017
    This free course, Exploring sport coaching and psychology, investigates how...
  • Attachment in the early years

    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby...

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Oct 2017

  • Attachment in the early years

    Attachment in the early years Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: iStock
    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 12 Oct 2017
    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the...
  • 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:

    06 Oct 2017

  • Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency

    Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Copyright © Sam Scott-Hunter/Photofusion (Jaguar 32785)
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 06 Oct 2017
    This free course, Discovering disorder: young people and delinquency, will...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    20 Sep 2017

  • Psychology in the 21st century

    Psychology in the 21st century Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 20 Sep 2017
    Psychology is not a simple subject. This free course, Psychology in the 21st...
  • 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

    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

    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,...
  • 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

    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

    Getting started with SPSS Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    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

    EPOCH Psychology history timeline Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    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

    Addiction and neural ageing Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 24 Mar 2016
    This free course, Addiction and neural ageing, takes its title from two topics...

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    BSc (Honours) Psychology

    BSc (Honours) Psychology Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017
    Psychology pervades just about every aspect of our personal and professional lives...

    Investigating psychology 1

    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 11 Jan 2018
    Drawing on a wide range of studies and some classic pieces of psychological...
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