What you'll learn
- Define Psychology
- Define structuralism and functionalism and the contributions of Wunt and James in the development of psychology
- Describe Freud's influence on psychology and his major theoretical contributions
- Describe the basic tenets of Gestalt psychology
- Define behaviorism and the contibutions of Pavlov, Watson, and Skinner to psychology
- Explain the basic tenets of humanism and Maslow's contribution to psychology
- Describe the basics of cognitive psychology and how the cognitive revolution shifted psychology's focus back to the mind
- Summarize the history of psychology, focusing on the major schools of thought
- Describe the evolution of psychology and the major pioneers in the field
- Identify the various approaches, fields, and subfields of psychology along with their major concepts and important figures
- List and define the five major domains, or pillars, of contemporary psychology
- Describe the basic interests and applications of biopsychology and evolutionary psychology
- Describe the basic interests and applications of cognitive psychology
- Describe the basic interests and applications of developmental psychology
- Describe the basic interests and applications of social psychology and personality psychology
- Describe the basic interests and applications of abnormal, clinical, and health psychology
- Define industrial-organizational psychology, sport and exercise psychology, and forensic psychology
- Describe the value of psychology and possible careers paths for those who study psychology
- Explain why an education in psychology is valuable
- Describe educational requirements and career options for the study of psychology
This Introduction to Psychology course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of psychology and to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society.
This Introduction to Psychology introduces learners to the most widely recognised and popular topics in the field of psychology, and does so in an entertaining and intellectually stimulating way.
The overall aim of the programme is to provide a lucid introduction to the area of psychology. The goals of the Certificate in Introduction to Psychology are to inspire an appreciation for an empirical approach to human behaviour, to produce intelligent consumers of psychological information and to address the role of psychology in promoting human welfare and solving social problems.
Who this course is for:
- This course is suitable for students interested in a course similar to a college semester in psychology. It is ideal for anyone who want to learn about psychology in general
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