Government & Politics

The Presidency of Barack Obama, 2009-2017

In this course, Dr Clodagh Harrington (De Montfort University) examines the presidency of Barack Obama. We begin in the first module with Obama’s strategy and performance in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries and then the ...

5 lectures

0:47:14

Dr Clodagh Harrington

De Montfort University

Government & Politics

Ecologism

In this course, Professor Matthew Humphrey (University of Nottingham) thinks about ecologism as a political ideology by surveying five key thinkers to illustrate both the diversity of ecological thought, and its core unifying themes. We begin in...

6 lectures

0:41:52

Prof. Matthew Humphrey

Nottingham University

Psychology

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...

5 lectures

0:46:59

Dr Richard O'Connor

Hull University

Psychology

Aggression

In this course, Dr Claire Lawrence (University of Nottingham) discusses the psychology of aggression and aggressive behaviour. We begin, in module one, by thinking about the genetic basis for aggression, associated with the so-called ...

5 lectures

0:53:26

Dr Claire Lawrence

Nottingham University

Psychology

Learning Theories

In this course, Mr Martyn Quigley (University of Nottingham) discusses some classic psychological theories of learning. We begin, in module one, by thinking about the research of Ivan Pavlov and his theory of classical conditioning as a form of ...

6 lectures

0:50:50

Mr Martyn Quigley

Nottingham University

Psychology

Eating Behaviour

In this course, Professor Jane Ogden (University of Surrey) discusses eating behaviour and its related problems. We begin by exploring why we eat what we eat, focussing on cognitive and developmental models of food preferences in module one and...

6 lectures

0:57:50

Prof. Jane Ogden

Surrey University

Psychology

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 ...

5 lectures

1:00:54

Dr Stephen Gibson

York St John University

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 ...

9 lectures

1:15:25

Prof. David Canter

Liverpool University

Psychology

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 ...

6 lectures

0:41:10

Mr Kevin Silber

Derby University

Psychology

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 ...

6 lectures

1:03:58

Mr Kevin Silber

Derby University

Psychology

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...

6 lectures

1:03:44

Mr Kevin Silber

Derby University

Psychology

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 ...

5 lectures

0:50:04

Dr Davide Bruno

Liverpool John Moores University