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Psychology Course

 What is Psychology?

Psychology is not easily defined. It’s a term that encompasses a broad spectrum of matters in research and practical applications.

Your initial answer to this question will likely be quite different to the picture of psychology that will emerge as you work your way through this course. You may be surprised to find that psychology is much greater than analyzing people or formulating psychological diagnoses to emotional problems.

It's also about how people are able to see color, how stress affects our biological processes and why babies become distressed when separated from their caregiver.

Psychology represents a way of thinking. It's a science that demands researchers to ask precise questions about a particular issue and then to test their ideas through systematic processes.

It is what scientists and philosophers of various affiliations created to try to fulfill the need to understand the minds and behavior of various living beings from the very primitive to the most complex. From its roots in philosophy and physiology, psychology is now often known as the 'science of the mind.'

Psychology is not only a science and a profession but its concepts can also be used in everyday life. Studying psychology will provide you with greater knowledge of feelings, abilities and personalities. Most students also find that they gain a greater satisfaction within their job, their family and social life.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students will have developed the following:

Increased knowledge base of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.

Understanding of basic research methods in psychology

Develop and use critical and analytical skills

Problem solving skills

Communication skills

Ability to work autonomously

An awareness of the applications of psychology

Frequently Asked Questions

The Psychology Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is accredited by the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course also is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.


psychology course

 Course Contents

 1 What is Psychology?

1.1 History of Psychology

1.2 Key Themes Related to Psychology

1.3 Critical Thinking Skills

1.4 Applied Psychology

1.5 Assessment

2 Different Approaches to Psychology

2.1 Developmental Psychology

2.2 Social Psychology

2.3 Experimental Psychology

2.4 Biological Psychology

2.5 Cognitive Psychology

2.6 Assessment

3 Research in Psychology

3.1 Theory and Research

3.2 Variables

3.3 Quantitative and Qualitative Research

3.4 Assessment

4 Human Emotion

4.1 The biological Component of Emotion

4.2 Expression of Emotion

4.3 Assessment

5 Stress and Anxiety

5.1 Causes of Anxiety

5.2 Effects of Stress

5.3 Assessment

6 Personality

6.1 Personality Traits

6.2 Personality Theories

6.3 Assessment

7 Sensation and Perception

7.1 The Perceptual Process

7.2 The Psychophysical Approach

7.3 The Physiological Approach

7.4 Factors Affecting Perception

7.5 Assessment

8 Our  Sensory System

8.1 The Visual System

8.2 The Auditory System

8.3 The Chemical Senses

8.4 Our Sense of Touch

8.5 Assessment

9 How Do We Remember?

9.1 Memory Storage

9.2 Retrieving Memory

9.3 Forgetting

9.4 Memory Systems

9.5 Assessment

10 Intelligence

10.1 Theories of Intelligence

10.2 Intelligence Testing

10.3 Assessment

11 Classical and Operant Conditioning

11.1 Classical Conditioning

11.2 Operant Conditioning

11.3 Assessment

12 Applications of Operant Conditioning

12.1 Devise your own Behavior Modification Program

12.2 Assessment

13 Other Kinds of Learning

13.1 Assessment

14 Attachment and Separation

14.1 The Strange Situation

14.2 Patterns of Attachment

14.3 Assessment

15 Parent–Child Interaction

15.1 Maternal Depression

15.2 Trauma and Loss

15.3 Domestic Violence

15.4 Parent-Child Interventions

15.5 Assessment

16 Sexual Development and Gender Identity

16.1 Sexual Development

16.2 Gender Identity

16.3 Assessment

17 Social Psychology and the Individual

17.1 Impressions of People

17.2 Cognitive Schemas

17.3 Attributions

17.4 Self and Identity

17.5 Assessment

18 Prejudice and Discrimination

18.1 Prejudiced Attitudes

18.2 Discriminatory Behavior

18.3 Targets of Prejudice and Discrimination

18.4 Theories of Prejudice and Discrimination

18.5 Assessment

19 Attitudes and Persuasion

19.1 Theories of Attitude Formation and Change

19.2 Communication and Persuasion

19.3 Assessment

20 Conformity and Obedience

20.1 Conformity

20.2 Obedience

20.3 Assessment Course Assessment

Appendix 1: How to Write a Psychology Essay

Appendix 2: How to Reference Using APA Guidelines


Up on completion of the course assessment you will receive a Psychology certificate from the Centre of Excellence Online.

Course delegates are welcome to attend our free monthly ongoing learning and best practice groups for all students to enable you to practice the techniques.


Course materials include a complete course assessment which consists of questions and case studies relating to your study material.

There is no time limit for completing your assessment; it can be completed in your own time as your own pace.

All students have their own tutor which they can access should they wish to ask any questions throughout the course.

We run free monthly practice sessions for all students doing the home study courses, you will be notified monthly with dates of upcoming practice sessions.

 Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

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Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


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