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Gender – Psychological Theories

In this course, Professor Peter Hegarty (University of Surrey) explores the psychology of gender. In the first lecture, we think about different ways of measuring one’s psychological gender, focusing in particular on the most widely used system,...

6 lectures

0:49:28

Prof. Peter Hegarty

Surrey University

Psychology

The Nature-Nurture Debate

In this course, Dr Lydia Kearney (University of Kent) explores the nature ‘versus’ nurture debate in psychology. In the first lecture, we preface the course by proposing the removal of ‘versus’, predicated on the origin of any human behaviour...

5 lectures

1:17:58

Dr Lydia Kearney

Kent University

Psychology

Social Influence – The Social Cure

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

6 lectures

0:33:40

Dr Mhairi Bowe

Nottingham Trent University

Psychology

Sports Psychology – Models and Theories

In this course, Dr Dan Bishop (Brunel University London) explores a range of topics in sports and exercise psychology. In the first lecture, we think how anxiety impacts sport performance. In the second lecture, we think about the relationship...

5 lectures

0:52:59

Dr Dan Bishop

Brunel University London

Psychology

Social Influence – Minority Influence

In this course, Professor Gordon Sammut (London School of Economics) explores minority influence. In the first lecture, we think about contrasting the influence of a minority to that of a lone individual. In the second lecture, we think about the...

5 lectures

0:39:33

Professor Gordon Sammut

London School of Economics

Psychology

Psychopathology – Contextualising Abnormality

In this course, Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya (University of Birmingham) explores the concepts of abnormality, phobias, and psychopathy. In the first lecture, we define abnormality and discuss how social norms, adequate functioning, harm to others, and...

6 lectures

0:50:59

Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya

Birmingham University

Psychology

Stress – The Impacts of Stress

In this course, Dr Livia Tomova (University of Cambridge) explores the topic of stress. In the first lecture, we think about the physiological stress response, detailing the key hormones, organs and neurotransmitters involved in these complicated...

5 lectures

0:53:01

Dr Livia Tomova

Cambridge University

Psychology

Research Methods – Experimental Methodology

In this course, Dr Peter Allen (University of Bristol) explores the experimental structure and methodology that underlies much of the research that informs our psychological theories. In the first lecture, we introduce the gold standard of...

7 lectures

0:56:41

Dr Peter Allen

Bristol University

Psychology

Memory – Working Memory

In this course, Dr Ashok Jansari (Goldsmiths, University of London) explores the working memory model. In the first lecture, we think about the history of the model and its origin as a development on from the multi-store (or modal) model of...

5 lectures

0:45:47

Dr Ashok Jansari

Goldsmiths, University of London

Psychology

Psychological Approaches – The Psychodynamic Approach

In this course, Dr Shanti Shanker (Bournemouth University) explores the psychodynamic approach within psychology. In the first lecture, we think about what the psychodynamic approach is and how the conscious and subconscious mind is divided...

5 lectures

0:51:16

Dr Shanti Shanker

Bournemouth University

Psychology

Biopsychology – Brain Imaging Techniques

In this course, Dr Gaby Pfeifer (University of Southampton) explores some of the brain imaging techniques used in psychological and neuroscientific research. In the first lecture, we think about post-mortem examinations as an early and less...

4 lectures

0:35:11

Dr Gaby Pfeifer

Southampton University

Psychology

Psychological Approaches – The History of Psychology

In this course, Mr Ian Fairholm (University of Bath) explores the history of psychology and its evolution from philosophical beginnings to modern science. In the first lecture, we think about the evolution of psychology as a philosophical entity,...

5 lectures

1:02:28

Mr Ian Fairholm

Bath University

Psychology

Relationships – Virtual and Parasocial Relationships

In this course, Dr Martin Graff (University of South Wales) explores virtual relationships. In the first lecture, we think about self-disclosure and how it differs between in-person disclosure and online disclosure. In the second lecture, we think...

5 lectures

0:39:42

Dr Martin Graff

University of South Wales

Psychology

Research Methods - Being in Control

In this course, Dr Ashok Jansari (Goldsmiths, University of London) explores points of consideration and control when designing and undertaking a scientific study. In the first lecture, we think about measurement levels by clearly defining...

5 lectures

0:34:54

Dr Ashok Jansari

Goldsmiths, University of London

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