Tracey Jones, Author at Oxford Open Learning

Articles by Tracey Jones

Crime Rates are falling but is that the whole picture?

Some individual crime rates can vary due to their nature. But could they really do so to the extent that they contradict the overall, official, national statistics telling us crime is reducing?

Intellectual History

Could the Royal Wedding result in a change to British society?

Should we consider more that Meghan demonstrates how our society has already changed rather than ponder whether she will?

The Ethnic Minority Pay Gap

Besides the pay gap, people from ethnic minorities may find it harder to find employment in the first place, being still more likely to earn less than their white European counterparts.

Mental Health and Men

There is a lot of debate about the true figures of mental health disorders in men, as it is thought that many go undiagnosed.


Is the Gender Pay Gap Unsolvable?

Still the gender pay gap remains. Why?


As the Windrush people became part of British society, they began to play a role in what it meant to be British.


Sociology and Fake News

Only this week, I was told that, “Russia were threatening to bomb Birmingham,” as it had been seen on social media…


Exam Revision Tips

We are all different, and this is the main point with revising – what works for one person will not work for another.

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25 Days Later…

How many of us make New Year’s resolutions- or resolutions at any time of the year- and break them within days or weeks? We often hear that if you can stick to a behaviour for 21 days or 30 days, it is likely to become a habit, and therefore easier to stick to. A recent […]

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Things That Go Bump in the Night! The Psychology of Fear! …The Sequel

Halloween is coming and we are all getting dressed up! Halloween is the time of parties and trick or treating. The witches and wizards and zombies and ghosts all come out and wander our streets asking for sweets and chocolate! Halloween is a time that encourages people, kids and adults alike, to dress up and […]

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