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OU on the BBC: All in the Mind - Understanding psychosis and walking

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind - Understanding psychosis and walking Copyrighted image Credit: Dunca Daniel | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2014
Psychologists call for a change in how we treat people who experience psychosis in this episode of All in the Mind.

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - The value of conscience

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - The value of conscience Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Nov 2014
Philosopher Angie Hobbs examines the concept of conscience and whether it's rational.

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How can I tell right from wrong?

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How can I tell right from wrong? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
Melvyn Bragg is joined by four guests to ask: 'How do I tell wrong from right?'  

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Morality and the brain

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Morality and the brain Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
Is it really that simple to know what's the right thing to do and the wrong thing to do? 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Moral character

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Moral character Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
How do you make good moral decisions when you have no time to make them?  

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Morality and the law

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Morality and the law Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2014
Can the law tell us what is morally acceptable? Barrister, Harry Potter, looks at what moral law might be. 

The Bottom Line - Upside-down management

The Bottom Line - Upside-down management Copyrighted image Credit: Gemenacom | Dreamstime.com New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Nov 2014
This week's The Bottom Line focuses on management styles - is it better to dictate to your workers or let them decide themselves? 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Beauty and evolution

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Beauty and evolution Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Nov 2014
Science historian, Simon Schaffer, draws on Charles Darwin's ideas and discusses whether beauty has evolved. 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Philosophy of good taste

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Philosophy of good taste Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Nov 2014
Philosopher and wine enthusiast Barry Smith samples David Hume's theory of good taste. 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Why are things beautiful?

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Why are things beautiful? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Nov 2014
This week Melvyn Bragg is asking: ‘Why are things beautiful?’

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Rosetta and thought control

OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Rosetta and thought control Creative commons image Credit: Rick Eh? used under Creative Commons licence. New content
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Nov 2014
All the latest on the Rosetta mission plus research on thought control will be the focus of this week's episode. 

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind - Gambling addiction and Milgrim revisited

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind - Gambling addiction and Milgrim revisited Copyrighted image Credit: Matthiase | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Nov 2014
On this week's All in the Mind, Claudia discusses NHS treatment centres for gambling addition, a new schizophrenia drug and Milgrim's obidience...

The Bottom Line - Family rivals

The Bottom Line - Family rivals Copyrighted image Credit: Flyntv | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Nov 2014
This episode of The Bottom Line focuses on people leaving the family business and setting up rival firms. 

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Beauty and morality

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Beauty and morality Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Nov 2014
Philosopher Angie Hobbs discusses Plato's ideas concerning beauty and its connection with morality.

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind - Regulating emotions and 1:4 campaign

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind -  Regulating emotions and 1:4 campaign Copyrighted image Credit: Shvector | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Nov 2014
Training emotions, using 1:4 as a mental health campaign slogan, and Clio Barnard, are discussed on this week's All in the Mind. 

Reith 2003: Emotion in Mind

Reith 2003: Emotion in Mind Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Nov 2014
Writing in response to the Reith Lectures 2003, Dr Bundy Mackintosh considers the importance of emotion in the proper functioning of the brain

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Individual freedom and the state

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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Individual freedom and the state Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Nov 2014
Criminal barrister Harry Potter looks at how the state can curtail our liberty.

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - What does it mean to be free?

OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - What does it mean to be free? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Nov 2014
This week, Melvyn and four guests ask: ‘What does it mean to be free?’

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind

OU on the BBC: All in the Mind Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Updated 03 Nov 2014
Join us for the series that explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

The Bottom Line - Live long and prosper

The Bottom Line - Live long and prosper Copyrighted image Credit: Silhap | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Nov 2014
Evan Davis and guests discuss the rare event of a business lasting for centuries and explore how they remain successful.