Psychology – Introduction to Psychology
The aim of this programme is to provide an introduction to the discipline of Psychology. Psychology is the study of people, our behaviours and how we relate to each other. This course will introduce a diverse range of perspectives and methods which psychologists use in their exploration of what is a complex but fascinating subject: the human mind.
On completion of this programme, students will be able to:
- Identify the predominant perspectives in Psychology
- Understand the methods used in psychological study and clinical practice
- Recognise how psychological perspectives can contradict, contrast or complement each other
- Become familiar with ways in which psychological theory can be applied in our own lives
- Grasped the foundations of psychology for possible further study
Applicants must be 18 years or older and must demonstrate an interest in the field of Psychology. Applicants will be offered a place on the programme on the basis of a written application.
- History of Psychology
- Main Perspectives: Biological, Behaviourist, Psychodynamic, Cognitive, Humanistic and Social Constructionist
- Key Thinkers in each area
- Key Methods and Theories
- Application in the Real World
Assessment is through the successful completion of the programme portfolio. This is designed to act both as a learning resource for continuous accumulation of knowledge and on completion, for course assessment.
Single Subject Certificate, Level 6, 5 Credits
This course is delivered part-time over 12 weeks. Attendance comprises of 3 hours weekly from 6.30pm to 9.30pm commencing Tuesday 24th January 2017.