Psychology


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. The first lecture introduces the gold standard in psychological...

7 lectures

0:56:41

Dr Peter Allen

Bristol University

Psychology

The History of Psychology

In this course, Mr Ian Fairholm (University of Bath) walks through the history of psychology and its evolution from philosophical beginnings to modern science. The first lecture describes the evolution of psychology as a philosophical entity, as...

5 lectures

1:02:28

Mr Ian Fairholm

Bath University

Psychology

The Nature-Nurture Debate

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

5 lectures

1:17:58

Dr Lydia Kearney

Kent University

Psychology

Psychopathology – The Impacts of Stress

In this course, Dr Livia Tomova (University of Cambridge) explores the topic of stress. The first lecture discusses 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

Psychopathology – Understanding Mental Ill Health

In this course, Dr Jude Stevenson (University of Glasgow) explores concepts of mental health, starting with understanding what abnormality means. The second lecture approaches the practice of diagnostic labelling, discussing both the positives and...

4 lectures

0:40:28

Dr Jude Stevenson

Glasgow University

Psychology

Issues and Debates – The Replication Crisis

In this course, Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya (University of Birmingham) explores a key shortcoming in the field of psychological science – replication. The course starts by introducing the concept of replication and defining science in terms of three key...

6 lectures

0:51:10

Dr Ayoub Bouguettaya

Birmingham University

Psychology

Research Methods – Building an Experiment

In this course, Dr Eoin O’Sullivan introduces a range of topics related to the research process in psychology. The first lecture tackles what is commonly the first step in building an experiment – establishing aims and hypotheses. The second...

5 lectures

0:59:39

Dr Eoin O'Sullivan

University of St Andrews

Psychology

Issues and Debates – Psychology as a Science

In this course, Dr Helena Paterson (University of Glasgow) walks through the method and construction of psychological research, looking to understand psychology as a science. The first lecture focuses on hypotheses as an initial step in developing...

6 lectures

0:47:02

Dr Helena Paterson

Glasgow University

Psychology

Addiction – Smoking

In this course, Professor Marcus Munafò (University of Bristol) explores addiction in the context of smoking and smoking cessation. The first lecture begins by outlining key physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms of smoking, before...

5 lectures

0:30:12

Professor Marcus Munafò

Bristol University

Psychology

Forensic Psychology – Evidence and Courtrooms

In this course, Professor Ciarán O’Keeffe (Buckinghamshire New University) walks through two vital parts of the legal system process – evidence collection and courtroom psychology. The first lecture discusses the range of biases that can arise in...

6 lectures

0:42:09

Professor Ciarán O'Keeffe

Buckinghamshire New University

Psychology

Research Methods – Research Ethics

In this course, Professor John Oates (The Open University) explores the ever-evolving field of research ethics. He begins by walking through research ethics as a specific practice within more general ethical frameworks, drawing on principles of...

5 lectures

0:51:03

Professor John Oates

Open University

Psychology

Social Psychology – Attachment Theory

In this course, Professor Jeremy Holmes (University of Exeter) discusses attachment theory, starting with its history in lecture one. Lecture two elaborates on how attachment theory and modern evolutionary theory are linked. This lecture...

6 lectures

1:07:06

Professor Jeremy Holmes

Exeter University

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