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Psychologists have been studying human behaviour for around 150 years, and this brief course will introduce students to how they have approached five fascinating and key topics in this area. In particular, the course will address the following: 

Can watching violence make us violent?  

Is intelligence inherited or learned?   

How can people collude in genocide?   

How do children learn language?  

How reliable is eyewitness testimony? 

Through studying these topics, students will learn how psychological knowledge can be applied to real-world problems and about the frameworks and paradigms used in psychological research.  

Who is this course for?

No entry requirements 


Non-credit bearing 

Mode of study

Online live 

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