How a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour can give us new ways to improve mental health and well-being.
Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This course provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.
Students will explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment and discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.
Level: beginner · Schedule: fixed
Forensic psychology: witness investigation
Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.
Explore how your own mind works, and discover how the limitations of the human brain can lead to major miscarriages of justice.
Despite advances in forensic science, eyewitness testimony remains a crit...
Foundations of Psychology
Start learning how psychologists comprehend and study human nature and its disorders.
What's it about?
One of the reasons we want to understand human nature is so we can help people with psychological disorders. This course lays a foundation for understandings and further study in psychology.
You will learn how psychologists g...
Good brain, bad brain: basics
This course introduces what we already know, and what we are still discovering, about the form and function of the human brain.
The first in the three-course ‘Good brain, bad brain’ series about the human brain, this course is designed to be an introduction to the key concepts and aims to provide basic information and explanations for...