Psychology

From social influence to memory, attachment to psychopathology, and everything in between.

Psychology

The Social Cure

The Social Cure

In this course, Dr Mhairi Bowe (Nottingham Trent University), discusses the social identity approach to health, also known as the ‘social cure’. In module one, we think about the social identity approach in psychology more generally and how it relates to ...

Dr Mhairi Bowe

Nottingham Trent University

Psychology

The Nervous System and the Endocrine System

The Nervous System and the Endocrine System

In this course, Mr Kevin Silber (University of Derby) discusses the functions of the nervous system and the endocrine system. We begin by looking at the role of neurons, focussing on the process of synaptic transmission in module one, different ...

Mr Kevin Silber

Derby University

Psychology

Cognitive Development Beyond Piaget

Cognitive Development Beyond Piaget

In this course, Dr Richard O’Connor (University of Hull) discusses different ideas within the field of cognitive development that go beyond the work of Jean Piaget. In module one, we introduce the violation-of-expectation looking time method as a ...

Dr Richard O'Connor

Hull University

Psychology

Witness Memory and the Cognitive Interview

Witness Memory and the Cognitive Interview

In this course, Prof. Becky Milne (University of Portsmouth) discusses witness memory and the cognitive interview, a forensic interviewing technique used by police officers to improve the quantity and quality of information gathered from witnesses, ...

Prof. Becky Milne

Portsmouth University

Psychology

Stress

Stress

In this course, Dr Sarita Robinson (University of Central Lancashire) discusses the topic of stress. We begin, in module one, by thinking about how we can define stress before moving on to examine how the body responds to stress in module two...

Dr Sarita Robinson

University of Central Lancashire

Psychology

Anxiety

Anxiety

In this course, Prof. Femi Oyebode (University of Birmingham) discusses anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. In module one, we explore the general nature of emotions and how we experience them, before moving on to think about anxiety and ...

Prof. Femi Oyebode

Birmingham University

Psychology

Sports and Exercise Psychology

Sports and Exercise Psychology

In this course, Dr Dan Bishop (Brunel University London) discusses a range of topics in Sports and Exercise Psychology. In module one we think about how anxiety impacts sport performance before moving on, in module two, to look at the ...

Dr Dan Bishop

Brunel University London

Psychology

OCD

OCD

In this course, Dr Emma Sharpe (University of Derby) discusses obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a mental health condition characterised by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. In module one, we think about how OCD can ...

Dr Emma Sharpe

Derby University

Psychology

Criminal Psychology

Criminal Psychology

In this course, Prof. Francis Pakes (University of Portsmouth) discusses some issues in Criminal Psychology. In module one, we think about Lombroso and the notion of the ‘born criminal’ before moving on, in module two, to discuss genetic ...

Prof. Francis Pakes

Portsmouth University

Psychology

Theory of Mind

Theory of Mind

In this course, Professor Peter Mitchell (University of Nottingham) discusses how we acquire a theory of mind, i.e. the ability to make inferences about the mental states of others. We begin, in module one, by exploring what we mean by the term ‘theory ...

Prof. Peter Mitchell

Nottingham University

Psychology

Depression

Depression

In this course, Professor Linda Gask (University of Manchester) discusses the topic of depression. We begin by thinking about what depression is and how it can be diagnosed in module one. We then look at a number of different models of ...

Prof. Linda Gask

Manchester University

Psychology

Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

In this course, Dr Richard O’Connor (University of Hull) discusses Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. We begin, in module one, by getting to grips with the key concepts of Piaget’s theory, including his proposed stages of cognitive development, ...

Dr Richard O'Connor

Hull University