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About This Course

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.

Syllabus

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

Accreditation

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.

 

Assessment

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.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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