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.
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
Ability to work autonomously
An awareness of the applications of psychology
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.
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
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
3 Research in Psychology
3.1 Theory and Research
3.3 Quantitative and Qualitative Research
4 Human Emotion
4.1 The biological Component of Emotion
4.2 Expression of Emotion
5 Stress and Anxiety
5.1 Causes of Anxiety
5.2 Effects of Stress
6.1 Personality Traits
6.2 Personality Theories
7 Sensation and Perception
7.1 The Perceptual Process
7.2 The Psychophysical Approach
7.3 The Physiological Approach
7.4 Factors Affecting Perception
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
9 How Do We Remember?
9.1 Memory Storage
9.2 Retrieving Memory
9.4 Memory Systems
10.1 Theories of Intelligence
10.2 Intelligence Testing
11 Classical and Operant Conditioning
11.1 Classical Conditioning
11.2 Operant Conditioning
12 Applications of Operant Conditioning
12.1 Devise your own Behavior Modification Program
13 Other Kinds of Learning
14 Attachment and Separation
14.1 The Strange Situation
14.2 Patterns of Attachment
15 Parent–Child Interaction
15.1 Maternal Depression
15.2 Trauma and Loss
15.3 Domestic Violence
15.4 Parent-Child Interventions
16 Sexual Development and Gender Identity
16.1 Sexual Development
16.2 Gender Identity
17 Social Psychology and the Individual
17.1 Impressions of People
17.2 Cognitive Schemas
17.4 Self and Identity
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
19 Attitudes and Persuasion
19.1 Theories of Attitude Formation and Change
19.2 Communication and Persuasion
20 Conformity and 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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