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INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY BPS101

Why Study this Introduction to Psychology Course?

Do you want to understand how different people behave? Do you want to know how people think? This online introduction to psychology course is both that, and much more!

This course will give you all the theoretical and fundamental knowledge and skills needed in order for you to start understanding all the basics there is to know about psychology. Such as the different approaches in psychology, the effect of the environment on one’s behavior, the consciousness and perception of people, the different approaches to different human personalities, the best way to motivate someone, how to apply psychology, and much more.

Introduction to Psychology Course Online

  • Study the basics of human psychology
  • With this course you have a foundation for further study or for applying a better understanding of human behaviour at work, or in your day to day life.
  • Study self paced, 100 hour course -with personal guidance from highly qualified psychologists with years of industry experience

COURSE STRUCTURE

There are 7 lessons in this course, as follows:

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 defense 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.

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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    Why Study this Introduction to Psychology Course?

    Do you want to understand how different people behave? Do you want to know how people think? This online introduction to psychology course is both that, and much more!

    This course will give you all the theoretical and fundamental knowledge and skills needed in order for you to start understanding all the basics there is to know about psychology. Such as the different approaches in psychology, the effect of the environment on one’s behavior, the consciousness and perception of people, the different approaches to different human personalities, the best way to motivate someone, how to apply psychology, and much more.

    Introduction to Psychology Course Online

    • Study the basics of human psychology
    • With this course you have a foundation for further study or for applying a better understanding of human behaviour at work, or in your day to day life.
    • Study self paced, 100 hour course -with personal guidance from highly qualified psychologists with years of industry experience

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    There are 7 lessons in this course, as follows:

    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 defense 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.

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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