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Psychology in the real world

This online course introduces you to the field of psychology and how it can be applied to the understanding of everyday life settings.
Cory Saarinen, eLearning Team,Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley Cambridge CB23 8AQ,onlinecourses@ice.cam.ac.uk
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Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : Humanities

Function : General

Trainer name : Dr Manjit Bola

Starts on : 16th Feb 2015

Duration : 7 Weeks

Difficulty : Advanced

Psychology in the real world

This online course introduces you to the field of psychology and how it can be applied to the understanding of everyday life settings. Using this context based approach, you will be introduced to a range of psychology thinking and examine its contribution to explaining human behaviour in the context of: personal relationships; the workplace; health and wellbeing; and consumer behaviour.

Aims of the course:
To introduce the field of psychology.
To show participants how psychology can be applied to the understanding of everyday life settings.
To illustrate how various psychological approaches contribute to our understanding of everyday life settings.

Course content overview:
This course will begin with an introduction to psychology by outlining various approaches within psychology and their potential application in everyday contexts.
Participants will be introduced to the breadth of psychology in the first teaching week and will then see how various psychological approaches help our understanding and contribute to explaining human behaviour in the following weeks.
While each week will draw on multiple psychological disciplines, there will be a different focus each week on one particular approach, to enable a greater depth of learning.
Participants will discuss the application of psychology in contexts such as personal relationships, the work place and in health.
Participants will be expected to recognise the multiple psychological perspectives that help our understanding of human behaviour in context.

Schedule (this course is completed entirely online):
Orientation Week: 16-22 February 2015
Teaching Weeks: 23 February-29 March 2015
Feedback Week: 30 March-5 April 2015

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