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What do you really know about autism?

You've probably heard a lot about autism - but can you separate the myth from the reality?

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Take the photographic memory test

Can you capture scenes just by looking at them? Find out with our photographic memory test.

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Motivation and factors affecting motivation

This free course explores the term 'motivation' and factors affecting motivation. This includes looking at the most influential theories of motivation that contribute to understanding the causes of motivation. The motivation of sports people and people working in sport and fitness environments are used to help understand the theories presented.

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5 hrs
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The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice

Most of us have a very vague and narrow concept of what autism is, based mainly on such stereotypes as Dustin Hoffman's character in the film Rain Man. In this free course, The autistic spectrum: From theory to practice, you will discover that there is a wide spectrum of disorders associated with autism, and an equally wide range of approaches to diagnosis and treatment.

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20 hrs
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International Day of Happiness

"Clap along if you know what happiness is to you..." Happiness may mean different things for different people. Celebrate whatever makes you happy on the International Day of Happiness.

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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Population ageing: a global health crisis?

This free course, Population ageing: a global health crisis?, focuses on two major issues of our time – ageing societies and global health. It provides you with an introduction to ageing societies and their implications for global health – implications which are only just beginning to be fully understood. The course will help you to deepen your understanding of ageing societies across the globe and the different components of the concept of global health. You will also explore the ways in which population ageing is often framed as a crisis and begin to develop your own ideas about the implications of population ageing.

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6 hrs
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The Secrets of Your Food

'The Secrets of Your Food' is the delicious science story of the food on your plate. 

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