In this course, Dr Cathal O’Siochru (Liverpool Hope University) explores behaviourist learning theories in the context of growth and development. In the first lecture, we think about what learning and development is and how it relates to...
Dr Cathal O'Siochru
Liverpool Hope University
In this course, Professor Dominic Dwyer (Cardiff University) explores measurement levels and scales. In the first lecture, we think about the origin of measurement scales in psychology, and the role of Stanley Smith Stevens in establishing the...
Professor Dominic Dwyer
In this course, Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya (University of Birmingham) explores the procedures and economics of the psychology research process. In the first lecture, we think about why understanding the processes of psychological research is important....
Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya
In this course, Professor Thomas Garrity (Williams College) explores the big picture of trigonometry — specifically that of sines and cosines — in the modern world of mathematics and in our daily lives. In the first mini-lecture, we define the...
Prof. Thomas Garrity
In this course, Professor Helen Sauntson (York St John University) explores language, gender and sexuality. In the first module, we provide an introduction to the field, including an overview of recent research. In the second module, we think...
Prof. Helen Sauntson
York St John University
In this course, Professor Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College London) explores numbers, in particular the counting numbers and their abstract nature. In the first mini-lecture, we consider what ‘2 + 2 = 4’ really means and introduce the idea of an...
Prof. Kevin Buzzard
Imperial College London
In this course, Dr Lucy Jones (University of Nottingham) explores language use through the lens of gender and sexuality. In the first module, we outline some of the traditional approaches to the question of why men and women use language...
Dr Lucy Jones
In this course, Professor Veronika Koller (Lancaster University) provides an introduction to discourse analysis. In the first module, we introduce the concept of discourse, before turning in the second module to think about the concept of critical...
Prof. Veronika Koller
In this course, Professor Annabelle Mooney (University of Roehampton) explores the relationship between language in power. In the first module, we explore the concept of speech acts and Jakobson's six functions of language. After that, we...
Prof. Annabelle Mooney
In this course, Professor Rodney Jones (University of Reading) explores how we can analyse texts on a linguistic level, i.e. by looking at the language itself. In the first module, we think about what we mean by the word 'text', including the...
Prof. Rodney Jones
In this course, Dr Christian Ilbury (QMUL) explores the use of language on social media. In the first module, we think about the influence of technology and the internet on language more generally. After that, in the second module, we think about...
Dr Christian Ilbury
In this course, Dr Dominic Watt (University of York) explores the concept of accent bias – the idea that some accents are considered 'better' or 'more correct' than others. In the first module, we think about what we mean when we talk about...
Dr Dominic Watt