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Critically exploring psychology
Critically exploring psychology

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Critically exploring psychology


This free course introduces you to critical thinking as a tool for psychology. As you work your way through the course you will learn what critical thinking is, and why it is important to use in the study of psychology. In particular, it will help you to think about how to use it when doing independent research.

The course is divided into five separate sections that will introduce you to some of the materials that are used on The Open University Psychology MSc Conversion Qualification, Critically exploring psychology.

As you explore these sections, you will get some sense of how psychologists need to be critical in order to strengthen their psychological research, not just in terms of the topic of interest to them, but also in terms of the differing approaches and research methods that they use to study their topic of interest. The whole course will take about three hours to complete.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University courses D810 Critically exploring psychology 1 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] and D811 Critically exploring psychology 2.