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10 Free Online Psychology Courses and Lectures

college courses onlineIf you’re a psychology student or you’re just plain interested in learning more about psychology in general, you should know that there are a large number of online resources to educate you on this complex and fascinating subject. Highlighted for you here are 10 online psychology courses and lectures for you to study on your own, and what’s more–they’re free.

Introduction to PsychologyFreeVideoLectures.com hosts this free video–a lecture presented by Professor Paul Bloom of Yale University. In this thorough and thought provoking introduction to psychology, Professor Bloom covers the five principal areas of psychology: neuroscience, development, cognitive, social, and clinical. This introductory lecture also aims to answer many common questions regarding the human mind and it’s correlation with behavior. Continue reading “10 Free Online Psychology Courses and Lectures” »

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Self-Help: Not For Everyone Please

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Over the last decade we’ve seen a great rise in the availability and quality of self-help techniques. This has been a result of shifts in popular culture, the rising demand for mental health care and the growing body of scientific evidence in support of self-help techniques. Continue reading “Self-Help: Not For Everyone Please” »

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The Rise of Eating Disorders in Children

Over the course of the past 20 years, eating disorders have grown significantly, affecting both males and females of all ages. While this issue has been nationally recognized, it appears as though it’s only becoming worse. With stick thin models gracing every magazine and the “ideal” body being almost unattainable, the risk of eating disorders is increasing, especially among the younger generation.

Over 50% of teenage girls use unhealthy weight control behaviors including excessive fasting, improper dieting, skipping meals completely, vomiting, taking laxatives and smoking cigarettes (Lyness, 2011). While boys experience these difficulties to a lesser extent, they are not completely immune to them. Continue reading “The Rise of Eating Disorders in Children” »

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Roberto Mancini – Reverse Psychology in Title Talk

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More often than not in professional football, we hear managers talking up their team’s chances prior to the start of the season, demonstrating a hundred per cent belief in its ability to succeed and fulfill the expectations of their supporters. Continue reading “Roberto Mancini – Reverse Psychology in Title Talk” »

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