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Learn how a psychological understanding of our emotions and behaviour gives us new ways to improve mental health and wellbeing with Psychology and Mental Health - Beyond Nature and Nurture at FutureLearn.

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Psychological therapies and the work of clinical psychologists are now very popular.  Psychology and Mental Health - Beyond Nature and Nurture at FutureLearn  provides an introduction to how psychologists understand emotions, behaviours and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their clients’ problems.

Key facts:

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.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

  • The impact of biological and neurological traits on mental health and wellbeing
  • The impact social elements have on mental health and wellbeing
  • The extent to which life events can impact on how we act
  • The role that rumination plays in wellbeing and mental health
  • Evidence-based suggestions as to how we might all protect and improve our mental health and wellbeing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • 3 hrs/week

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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 wellbeing.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Psychology and Mental Health - Beyond Nature and Nurture


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