Have you ever wondered why you are afraid of spiders, and what you can do to cure yourself? Have you ever despaired over the prejudice and discrimination in the world and wondered what can be done about it?
Have you ever watched a week-old baby seemingly studying intently the people and objects around it and wondered what on earth it makes of its new world, and just what thoughts, if any, might be going through its mind?
If you have answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, then you'll find this distance learning psychology course a source of constant fascination as we examine a wide range of psychological topics and answer all of these questions.
Covering areas of psychology from child development to emotional disorders and social psychology, our online psychology course will give you an advanced understanding of the various approaches to this fascinating study of human thought and behaviour.
Module One: Perspectives in Psychology
This is your introduction to the subject of psychology. It gives you a taste of the different approaches, some of which will be covered in more detail in later modules.
Unit 1 What is Psychology?
Unit 2 The Biological Approach
Unit 3 Behaviourist and Cognitive Approaches
Unit 4 Person-centred Approaches
Unit 5 Methods and Debate in Psychology
Module Two: Social Psychology
This is the first major approach we will cover in detail. We are considering the ways in which we look at the behaviour of others, and ourselves. There are five topics to cover in this module.
Unit 6 Attitudes
Unit 7 Social Influence
Unit 8 Obedience
Unit 9 Social Cognition
Unit 10 Applied Social Psychology
Module Three: Cognitive Psychology & its Applications
This is the third module of the course, and we will be looking at the way in which humans process information.
Unit 11 Perception
Unit 12 Attention
Unit 13 Remembering
Unit 14 Forgetting
Unit 15 Language
Unit 16 Thinking
Unit 17 Problem-Solving and Artificial Intelligence
Module Four: Child Development
Here we will be looking at human development throughout the life span. There are five areas to be covered in this part of the course.
Unit 18 Issues in Child Development
Unit 19 Cognitive Development
Unit 20 The Development of Language and Communication
Unit 21 Social Perception
Unit 22 Moral Development
Module Five: The Psychology of A Typical Behaviour
This module covers four main areas.
Unit 23 The Definition and Diagnosis of A Typical Behaviour
Unit 24 Treatments of A Typical Behaviour
Unit 25 Emotional Disorders
Module Six: Research Methods
Research methods are required throughout the course, particularly in your project work. This section may be tackled at any point in your studies and should be used for reference purposes throughout.
Unit 26 Research Methods
Unit 27 Research Issues
Unit 28 Data Analysis
This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.
On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.
At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.
Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:
A Diploma issued by Online Academies
thoroughly enjoyed this course. There was no rush and I could take it at my own time. I am visually impaired and this has boosted my confidence immensely. I had no trouble with any of the modules. Mostly it was my not reading the question properly, so that is why I made the mistake I did. Thank you for the chance to prove myself as a person in my own right. When people know you have a disabilit...
Really worth doing this course it gives a better understanding of autism and the strategies and what the path is to help others to put in place proper plans to suit each individual and there needs and giving them a voice it was tough course but with research and determination I found it interesting glad I completed it. Well worth doing, it takes a lot of hard work and a good attitude to complet...
My Animal Psychology Diploma was a well written and informative course. Easy to follow and complete. Great that it can be completed in your own time, allows for day to day activities to be undertaken and study to fit in when it can.
I have done 3 courses now, 2 on dog grooming and one on human anatomy. All have been at my own speed. The modules allow me to pick it up and do when i have a spare 40 minutes. The end of module questions give me the revision i need to make sure it sunk in. I’m pleased with what I have achieved on these courses and would recommend them.
I have just completed a Reflexology Diploma Course and also took the exam on completion. The course itself was excellent and in particular I liked the test at the end of each lesson. It refreshes your memory of what you have been studying. The Anatomy and Physiology was the hardest part of the course but with plenty of studying it is achievable. The final exam which you pay for if you want to t...
Excellent opportunity. Highly recommended. Recognised qualifications at the end another personal achievement to add to your portfolio/CV.
was very impressed, overall the course has good content, easily digestible. I love online studies as you can go as quickly or slowly as you want, online tutors to help answer any questions. I think that the units, could have better quality content, broken into easier formatted module titles. Nice comments returned on improvements and context to think in own life scenarios! They certainly give ...