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
- Basic understanding of psychology and human behavior would be a bonus but not necessary. Students need access to a PC or portable device with internet access to view the the training materials
Psychology is the study of people and their behavior. It is a science which means it follows rules, but also has opinion
Psychology has been around for a long time and it continues to change with our view on people and society today. The two early psychological approaches are Structuralism and Functionalism which have been around for a long time.
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.
Psychology 101 is the study of what makes you and me, us! Psychology tries to answer that question. This course explores commonalities between people, including culture, gender identity, family structures, diversity , and various social identities . It also introduces students to psychological research methods through an introduction to quantitative data analysis . How do we make sense out of our world? How do we make sense of other people who may be different than us? For example, race, ethnicity , gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status. This course will address these issues and others through the lenses of psychology
Psychology is not just one thing. There are many types of psychologists that have their own approach. Some are more similar than others
Clinical Psychologist- they work with people to help them deal with mental health problems, relationship problems, stress, etc. They are usually the first point of help for people who are struggling
Industrial Organizational psychologist- they apply psychological theories to the workplace. They do research and come up with ways to make work environments better for everyone
Forensic Psychologists- they apply psychological theories and knowledge to the legal system. Sometimes they are called in as expert witnesses to give information on criminal cases
Cognitive Psychologist- they look at thinking and how we learn, remember things, and pay attention to information
Developmental Psychologists- they look at how people develop psychologically throughout the lifespan. This includes infants , children, adolescents, adults, and older adults because everyone develops in their own ways according to age . Developmental psychologists study that process
Personality psychologist- person's personality is made up of many different parts including: interests, values, needs , and traits. There are many theories of personality but there is no one correct theory. Personality psychologists study how and why people develop the characteristics they do
Social Psychologists- they study how we interact with eachother and understand our social world . They also look at gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation , family, and other social identities
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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