Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture

Learn how a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour gives us new ways to improve mental health and well-being: this free, online course is available from FutureLearn (the Open University).

The course description says that:

“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 his post for the FutureLearn blog: “Rethinking mental health and well-being”.

Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture
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