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FutureLearn: Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture

 with  Peter Kinderman

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Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular. This free online 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.

Over six weeks, you 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.

You will gain new perspectives on the “nature vs nurture” debate, and understand how we are affected by life experiences. You will also discuss new research, which promises to help us improve our own mental health and well-being.

You will learn with Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, and author of “A Prescription for Psychiatry: Why We Need a Whole New Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing.”

You can find out more about this course in Peter’s post for the FutureLearn blog: “Rethinking mental health and well-being.”

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to understand more about psychology, about mental health or who wishes to maintain their own mental health and well-being.

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Psychology
Provider FutureLearn
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Calendar 6 weeks long

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ιrene Glover completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I found the course very interesting, especially the parts on psychosis. I didn't fully understand the teacher so this hindered me somewhat, but that's not his fault just i struggle to learn from some people. All in all an enjoyable course that i didn't want to drop.
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Averyh is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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