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Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology Online Course

$ 800.00$ 595.00

Product Description

  • Learn psychology fundamentals
  • Gain a foundation for counselling and psychology
  • Dont waste time, study from home
  • As a direct practical application of this course you will gain confidence in your own study

New students want to gain a strong foundation in psychology and understanding people.

This psychology course provides students with a foundation from which to study animal and human behaviour. This course will develop your ability to analyse aspects of a person’s psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation.

Course Aims:

  • Explain the nature and scope of psychology.
  • Explain characteristics of the neurological basis of behaviour.
  • Explain environmental effects on behaviour.
  • Explain the differences between consciousness and perception.
  • Explain the effect of personality on behaviour.
  • Explain psychological development.
  • Apply different techniques to motivate people.

 

Course Outline

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. The nature and scope of Psychology
    • Different approaches to psychology
    • It’s all common sense isn’t it?
    • Key issues in psychology
    • free will and determinism
    • applying psychology
    • developing questionnaires
  2. Neurological basis of behaviour
    • Structures of the nervous system
    • central nervous system
    • peripheral nervous system
    • how nerves transmit messages
    • the brain and method
    • methods of investigating the brain
    • brain damage
    • the strange case of Phineas Gage
    • split brain operations
    • localisation of function
  3. Environmental effects on behaviour
    • Learning and behaviour
    • modelling
    • conditioning
    • extinction
    • punishment
    • learning and memory
    • memory improvement strategies
  4. Consciousness and perception
    • Status of consciousness in psychology
    • nature of consciousness
    • relationship between consciousness and perception
    • unconscious and subconscious
    • altered state of consciousness
    • day dreams
    • sleeping and dreaming
    • chemically altered perception
    • perception
    • selective attention
    • factors affecting perception
    • perceptual biases
  5. Personality
    • Theories of personality
    • personality traits
    • theoretical approaches to human personality
    • id, ego and superego
    • Oedipus Complex
    • Electra Complex
    • psychological defence mechanisms
    • genes and personality
    • personality disorders
    • multi-trait theories
  6. Psychological development
    • Nature vs nurture
    • environment and development
    • stages of development
    • moral development
    • psychosexual development
    • psychosocial development
    • adolescence, adult psychological development
    • criticisms of stage theories
  7. Needs, drives and motivation
    • motivation
    • behaviourist theories of human motivation,¬†drives
    • Maslow’s theory of human motivation
    • complementary and conflicting motives

Testimonials

"The help and support you get from the tutors is a huge confidence boost and no matter how many times you ask for help they are always there to guide you in the right direction."

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Victoria Cound

Introduction to Psychology Student

 

"...I learned a lot about the basics of Psychology, independently and in the comfort in my own home."

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Arabella Kenny

Introduction to Psychology

 

"I would definitely recommend enrolling in this course. I put it off for months as I didn't think I would be able to do it but I have surprised myself with how well I have done on all the written assignments. From what I have learnt in this course, there is no right or wrong answer as everyone has there own opinions on what makes human react in the way they do.The help and support you get from the tutors is a huge confidence boost and no matter how many times you ask for help they are always there to guide you in the right direction."

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Victoria Cound

Introduction to Psychology Student

 

"Amazingly well-presented. Very easy. Would definitely do another one."

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Laureen Beach

Introduction to Psychology Student

 

"I believe the course was a valuable learning experience for me as I was unsure on whether I would want to go further within the in Psychology department.  After doing this course I cannot wait to start my next one and development my knowledge on this particular subject."

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Victoria Cound

Introduction to Psychology Student