Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : General/Others
Function : General
Starts on : 15th Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
This course explores the richness of human functions and uncovers the secrets behind the brain, revealing its complexities and answering questions about how and why we behave (and misbehave!). The course reveals how psychologists study human behaviour in laboratory conditions and explains some of the difficulties encountered in doing so. The course is designed for those wishing to acquire an understanding of Psychology as a science, and the contributions of psychologists in the understanding of human behaviour.
This course aims to introduce students to an understanding of five approaches in psychology: biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural and social psychology.
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of the course you will be able understand:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following text: Nolen-Hoeksema S., Fredrickson B., Loftus G.R., Wagenaar W.,Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology,(Cengage, Andover, 2009). The 15th edition from 2009 is the preferred version. However, if you only have access to the 14th edition from 2003 (written by Smith, Nolen-Hoeksema, Fridrickson and Loftus) you may use this and the corresponding chapters.
The areas you will cover in this course are:
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