Diploma in Psychology - Revised 2017
Learn about psychology, and gain a greater understanding of psychological theories, behavior and ethical issues.
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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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Module 1: Conditioning and Learning
Module 1: Learning Outcomes
Module 1: Lesson Summary
Module 2: Consciousness and Behaviour
Module 2: Learning Outcomes
States of Consciousness
The Biological Basis for Behaviour
Module 2: Lesson Summary
Module 3: Diploma in Psychology - First Assessment
Module 4: Visual Perceptions and Illusions
Module 5: Memory
Module 5: Learning Outcomes
Enhancing Retrieval and Memory
Sensory, Short-term and Long-term Memory
Theories on Forgetting
Module 5: Lesson Summary
Module 6: Diploma in Psychology - Second Assessment
Module 7: Research Methodology
Module 7: Learning Outcomes
Research Methods in Psychology
Module 7: Lesson Summary
Module 8: Diploma in Psychology - Third Assessment
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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