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Diploma in Psychology - Revised 2017

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Did you know that you can trick your brain into thinking you slept well? Or that feeling ignored causes the same psychological effects as an injury? This free psychology course is full of features to help you understand psychology studies, including visual perceptions and memory, important research methodologies, and the nature of psychology as an evolving science. This will not only be interesting, but also a potential start to a great career!
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If you learn about psychology, you can unlock incredible and important pieces of information about how everyone’s mind works, including your own. Through psychology we can learn about human behaviour, why we make good or bad choices, how we can improve our mental health, and also just gain some really interesting knowledge about our inner lives.

The course first introduces you to the concept of classical conditioning, learning theory, and the biological basis of behavior. You will then learn about visual perceptions and memory, before then getting an overview of cognition (the very foundation of our everyday thoughts). Finally, the research methodology section guides you through the psychological research process, explores the nature of psychology as an evolving science, and helps you understand some of the ethical issues faced by psychologists.

This free course will give you a solid start for your journey into the study of psychology. Whether are considering psychology careers (an in-demand and important profession) or just want to learn a little more about how our minds work, this course can be your first step. From there, you can take your journey wherever you want it to go. So why wait? Some really cool and important knowledge is just 10 hours away.


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Having completed this course you will be able to; Discuss the differences between classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Define the terms related to sleep research. Discuss the different states of consciousness. Discuss perception and the characteristics of the visual sensory system. List the different factors influencing depth perception. Define conditions which affect sight in old age. Define terms associated with memory Discuss research methodologies in relation to psychology Define the correct way to reference different sources

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Course Reviews

Schanise C.
one year ago
Schanise C.

i loved it, very indept and informative.

Benson K.
one year ago
Benson K.

It explains a lot and gives explanations to certain unanswered question about Human Psychology. As a Counselor is a good qualification and knowledge to have.

Kerianne E.
one year ago
Kerianne E.

really informative and enjoyable course for beginners like me :-)

Mustapha M.
one year ago
Mustapha M.

thank you very much

Ljiljana M.
one year ago
Ljiljana M.

very easy course. very helpful

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