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    Constraints in creativity

    By Dr Volker Patent

    There has been considerable discussion of what classes as creative. Csikszentmihalyi (1996) defined creativity as something that "happens when someone does something new that is useful, generative, or influential". This implies novelty, which in...

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    04 Sep 2020

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    There has been considerable discussion of what classes as creative. Csikszentmihalyi (1996) defined creativity as something that "happens when someone does...
  • Alternative Perspectives to nature

    By Dr Eleni Dimou

    Dr. Eleni Dimou looks at how we have lost our relationality to nature and considers alternative indigenous perspectives that view human beings in connection and complementarity with Mother Earth.

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    18 Jul 2020

  • Alternative Perspectives to nature

    Beginner level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jul 2020
    Dr. Eleni Dimou looks at how we have lost our relationality to nature and considers alternative indigenous perspectives that view human beings in connection...
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    Bullying and Manipulation: Join the Resistance

    By Dr Karen Hagan

    When a person is being bullied, who’s at fault - the bully, the enablers, or the bystanders? This interactive explores bullying at work, school and even on Twitter at the hands of Donald Trump.

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    14 Jul 2020

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    When a person is being bullied, who’s at fault - the bully, the enablers, or the bystanders? This interactive explores bullying at work, school and even on...
  • A brief history of the ever-changing definition of culture

    By Laura Tan

    What and where is a culture? Is it all in the mind or represented by physical objects? Can better understanding of the changing nature of culture reduce our inner conflicts and maybe even help to lessen external conflicts? Laura Tan sheds...

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    23 Jun 2020

  • A brief history of the ever-changing definition of culture

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 Jun 2020
    What and where is a culture? Is it all in the mind or represented by physical objects? Can better understanding of the changing nature of culture reduce...
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    All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2020

    Claudia Hammond explores the limits and potential of the human mind.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    29 May 2020

  • All in the Mind - Spring/Summer 2020

    Introductory level Updated 29 May 2020
    Claudia Hammond explores the limits and potential of the human mind.
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    Making sense of sudden mass deaths

    By Dr Carol Komaromy, Dr Erica Borgstrom

    Sudden, brutal death; and so many deaths, at one time. What does it do to you to be one of the bereaved in such a traumatic event such as the 9/11 attacks or a pandemic like Covid-19?

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    02 Apr 2020

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    Sudden, brutal death; and so many deaths, at one time. What does it do to you to be one of the bereaved in such a traumatic event such as the 9/11 attacks or...
  • Panic buying and how to stop it

    By Dr Volker Patent

    Dr Volker Patent looks at a tale of emerging norms, signalling and selective information processing.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    24 Mar 2020

  • Panic buying and how to stop it

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Mar 2020
    Dr Volker Patent looks at a tale of emerging norms, signalling and selective information processing.
  • FREE Mental Health Tips and Resources

    The constant bad news and panic around coronavirus is unsettling and can have implications on our mental health. Here are some FREE resources to improve your wellbeing.

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    20 Mar 2020

  • FREE Mental Health Tips and Resources

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 20 Mar 2020
    The constant bad news and panic around coronavirus is unsettling and can have implications on our mental health. Here are some FREE resources to improve your...
  • 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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    16 Mar 2020

  • International Day of Happiness

    Updated 16 Mar 2020
    "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...
  • Child development and learning activities

    Are you a parent? Do you work with young children? We've put together a variety of FREE fun tasks to share with your children to help aid them in their learning and development.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Feb 2020

  • Child development and learning activities

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 20 Feb 2020
    Are you a parent? Do you work with young children? We've put together a variety of FREE fun tasks to share with your children to help aid them in their...

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  • Making sense of ourselves

    This free course Making sense of ourselves introduces you to wellknown psychological topics by asking and answering everyday questions such as Why dont we like one another Why would I hang around with you Do you see what I see Whats the point of childhood Youll learn how psychologists can go about addressing these questions using different research tools and approaches

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    03 Apr 2020

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    Dechrau gyda seicoleg

    Y pos mwyaf a phwysicaf rydym yn ei wynebu fel pobl yw ni ein hunain Boring 1950 tud 56 Mae pobl yn bos yn bos cymhleth cynnil ac amlhaenog a dawn fwy cymhleth fyth wrth i ni esblygu dros amser a newid o fewn cyddestunau gwahanol Wrth ateb y cwestiwn Beth syn ein gwneud ni yn pwy ydym ni mae seicolegwyr yn cyflwyno amrywiaeth o esboniadau pam bod pobl yn teimlo yn meddwl ac yn ymddwyn fel ag y maent Pan fydd yn ymddangos bod seicolegwyr yn deall un rhan o pwy ydym ni daw tystiolaeth newydd i ddangos ochr wahanol ir amlwg Nid ywn hawdd nodir holl ddylanwadau

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    17 Feb 2020

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    Forensic psychology

    In this free course Forensic psychology you will discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

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    In this free course, Forensic psychology, you will discover how psychology can...
  • Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them

    Panic attacks what they are and what to do about themis a free course that should be helpful to anyone who experiences panic or panic attacks for their family and friends and anyone more generally interested in mental health and mental health treatment The course starts by exploring formal definitions of panic and panic attack These are then contrasted with personal accounts of the experience of panic It also presents some of the key understandings of why panic attacks happen and provides an overview of the main ways people can get help and help themselves

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    3 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Dec 2019

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    Panic attacks: what they are and what to do about them is a free course that...
  • Sure, I know how to talk to people!

    This free course is one in a series focusing on leadership decisionmaking and communication in the context of policing within the community This particular session focuses on communication skills and specifically looks at how to build rapport and get the most out of conversations in community settings It introduces a psychological model which is a useful way to think about how to develop rapport and allows you to plan for and reflect on your everyday interactions in order to build rapport effectively It focuses on conversations that might be considered difficult and encourages effective listening and effective diagnosis of interpersonal behaviour

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Nov 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 06 Nov 2019
    This free course is one in a series focusing on leadership, decision-making and...
  • Exploring anxiety

    This free advanced level course Exploring anxiety serves as an introduction to masters level study in neurosciences and mental health Focusing on anxiety you will consider key issues concerning diagnosis causes and interventions You will also learn how to evaluate news items and to go behind the headlines and begin to explore some of the more contemporary and controversial findings within the field

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    05 Sep 2019

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    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 05 Sep 2019
    This free advanced level course, Exploring anxiety, serves as an introduction to...
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    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 was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare This OpenLearn course describes Bowlbys theory and the work that has built on it illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Aug 2019

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 20 Aug 2019
    This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the...
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    Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings

    This free course Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings introduces the key ideas and practices of mindfulness describes how it is helping counselling clients and prisoners and also looks at some of the criticisms mindfulness has received in recent years

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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    22 Jul 2019

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    This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, introduces the...
  • Exploring depression

    This free advanced level course Exploring depression serves as an introduction to masters level study in neurosciences and mental health Focusing on depression you will consider key issues concerning diagnosis causes and interventionsYou will also begin to explore theoretical models biological and psychological explanations and look at a range of pharmacological and psychological therapies for depression

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2019

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    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 19 Jul 2019
    This free advanced level course, Exploring depression, serves as an introduction...
  • Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression

    This free advanced level course Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression serves as an introduction to masters level study in neurosciences and mental health Focusing on anxiety and depression you will consider key issues concerning diagnosis causes and interventions exploring how these conditions relate to each other You will also explore some of the more contemporary and controversial findings within the field

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    19 Jul 2019

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    Exploring the relationship between anxiety and depression
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    This free advanced level course, Exploring the relationship between anxiety and...

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    MSc in Psychology

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    MSc in Psychology
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    This masters degree provides a valuable opportunity to gain an advanced...

    MSc in Mental Health Science

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    MSc in Mental Health Science
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    This postgraduate qualification is for those with an academic or professional...

    MA in Childhood and Youth

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    This postgraduate degree offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Psychological Inquiry

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Psychological Inquiry
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    If you're working in a context which makes considerable use of social or...

    Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies

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    Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies
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    This certificate is for graduates from any discipline with a professional or...

    Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies

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    Postgraduate Diploma in Childhood and Youth Studies
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    BA (Honours) Criminology and Psychology

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    Criminology and psychology help make sense of crime, criminalisation, criminals...

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    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

    BSc (Honours) Psychology with Counselling

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    BSc (Honours) Psychology with Counselling
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    Psychological therapies are rooted in psychological understanding, so this degree...