Psychology

Obedience

Obedience

In this course, Dr Stephen Gibson (York St John University) discusses Stanley Milgram’s obedience experiments. Module one begins by introducing Milgram’s experimental procedure and the findings which resulted from his study. We then ...

Dr Stephen Gibson

York St John University

Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology

In this course, Professor David Canter (University of Liverpool) provides an introduction to the field of forensic psychology and some of the most important practices and areas of research associated with it ...

Prof. David Canter

Liverpool University

Psychology

Conformity

Conformity

In this course, Mr Kevin Silber (University of Derby) discusses conformity, a type of social influence which describes changes in a person’s behaviour, thoughts and feelings in response to a group norm. We begin with a definition of the term ...

Mr Kevin Silber

Derby University

Psychology

The Brain

The Brain

In this course, Mr Kevin Silber (University of Derby) discusses the anatomy and function of the human brain. We begin, in modules one and two, by looking at how the brain is structured before moving to think about the localisation of different ...

Mr Kevin Silber

Derby University

Psychology

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

In this course, Mr Kevin Silber (University of Derby) explores different aspects of the severe mental health condition schizophrenia, including its characteristics, causes and available treatments. We begin, in module one, with considering the positive ...

Mr Kevin Silber

Derby University

Psychology

Memory

Memory

In this course, Dr Davide Bruno (Liverpool John Moores University) explores the cognitive psychology of memory and forgetting. Modules one and two begin by introducing the two main ways in which memory has been conceptualised by ...

Dr Davide Bruno

Liverpool John Moores University

Psychology

Prejudice

Prejudice

In this course, Dr Juliet Wakefield (Nottingham Trent University) discusses prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination. We begin, in module one, with a definition of these three concepts, before moving on, in module two, to explore some social ...

Dr Juliet Wakefield

Nottingham Trent University

Psychology

Attachment

Attachment

In this course, Dr Emily Burdett (University of Nottingham) discusses psychological theories of attachment, the close emotional bond formed between two individuals. We begin, in module one, by thinking about John Bowlby’s research on the ...

Dr Emily Burdett

Nottingham University

Government & Politics

Politics and the Media

Politics and the Media

In this course, Dr Richard Heffernan (Open University) thinks about the relationship of the modern media to British politics. We begin in the first module by thinking about the indispensability of the media in all its forms to the enactment of modern politics ...

Dr Richard Heffernan

Open University

Government & Politics

Socialism

Socialism

In this course, Professor Jeremy Jennings (King’s College London) thinks about the history of socialism from its origins to the present day. We begin in the first module with the French Revolution which set the European precedent for political revolution ...

Prof. Jeremy Jennings

King's College, London

Government & Politics

The UK and the European Union

The UK and the European Union

In this lecture, Dr Simon Usherwood (University of Surrey) thinks about the European Union and its relationship with the United Kingdom, focusing in particular on Brexit. We begin in the first module by thinking about how the EU came into ...

Dr Simon Usherwood

Surrey University

Government & Politics

Conservatism

Conservatism

In this course, Dr Mark Garnett (University of Lancaster) introduces the core political idea of conservatism. We begin in the first module by thinking about the origins of conservatism in Edmund Burke’s reaction to the French Revolution. In the second ...

Dr Mark Garnett

Lancaster University