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Diploma in Psychology


Diploma in Psychology
Diploma in Psychology

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Course Description

ALISON's free online Diploma in Psychology is an engaging course, and is packed with features to help students understand and evaluate classic and contemporary psychology. It is ideal for those who want to gain comprehensive understanding of the main elements of psychology, and will be of great benefit to students in their career progression.

Topics covered include classical conditioning, learning theory, the biological basis of behaviour, visual perceptions, memory, and cognition.

The Research Methodology section allows students to cast a critical eye on the research process, to explore the nature of psychology as an evolving science, and understand some of the ethical issues faced by psychologists.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this psychology course you will have an understanding of classical conditioning terms, ethical issues and much more. It will teach you operant conditioning such as practice, punishment and learning aspects. You will have a good knowledge of psychology of attention such as visual perception, visual illusions, memory, sensory and different theories. This course will help you understand the research methods in psychology, including aspects such as ethical considerations, professional conduct, negative correlation, scatter diagram, strength of correlation when measuring a relationship between variables, placebo effect, random and stratified sampling. This course will be extremely beneficial to you when learning how to write references from journals, books, the internet and CD-ROMS.


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Module Title
Classical conditioning
Operant conditioning
Learning theory
States of consciousness
The biological basis for behaviour
Stress
Visual perception
Visual Illusions
Enhancing retrieval and memory
Memory
Memory revision crossword
Sensory, short term and long term memory
Theories on forgetting
Research methods in Psychology
Empirical research
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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 1554 reviews
Course Title: Diploma in Psychology
Course #: 261
Course Publisher: XSIQ
Course Category: 25
Content Origin:
Course Description: ALISON's free online Diploma in Psychology is an engaging course, and is packed with features to help students understand and evaluate classic and contemporary psychology. It is ideal for those who want to gain comprehensive understanding of the main elements of psychology, and will be of great benefit to students in their career progression.

Topics covered include classical conditioning, learning theory, the biological basis of behaviour, visual perceptions, memory, and cognition.

The Research Methodology section allows students to cast a critical eye on the research process, to explore the nature of psychology as an evolving science, and understand some of the ethical issues faced by psychologists.
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Release Date: 15 August 2013
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 10-15 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: Medium
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Third Level
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: No
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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    Shadrack Bossman Quansah [[]] The course is interesting and has enlightened me in the changes in human behaviour. 2015-05-20 18:05:05
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    Wendy Nxumalo Swaziland This course will equip me with skills and knowledge from the discipline of applied psychology. It will certainly help to address the industry's demand for skilled professionals in arears such as human resourse and management. This diploma not only provides with the foundations of pscychology but it also allows the chance to collaborate with researchers from renowned local and overseas organisations. 2015-05-19 09:05:47
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    Wendy Nxumalo Swaziland Diploma in Psychology has enabled me to understand the foundation in understanding how people think, behave, communicate and interact with other. 2015-05-19 08:05:30
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    Wendy Nxumalo Swaziland It has enable me to understand the normal stimulus for vision in electromagnetic energy, or light waves. Light sensitive visul receptor cells that are located in the retina , and the rods are brightness receptors while the less numerous cones are color reciptors. I have also learn about the nervous system containing sensory neurons, motor neurons, and interneurons. Its two major divisions are the central nervous system, consisting of brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system. 2015-05-18 23:05:53
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    Wendy Nxumalo Swaziland Diploma in psychology has enable me to understand the science of mind and behaviour, it is describing how people and other species behave and understand the cause of these behaviors. In addition to that is the prediction on how people and animals will behave under certain conditions. Even the application of psychological knowledge in ways that enhance human welfare, lastly is the influence behavior through the control of its causes. 2015-05-18 22:05:22
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    Ian Baker United Kingdom Useful overview, well worth the time. 2015-05-18 18:05:21
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    HARIRAMAPERUMAL D India Useful course 2015-05-11 13:05:37
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    Bronte Hauptmann United States of America Interesting! 2015-04-14 16:04:56
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    Renu Shukla India Nice experience 2015-04-14 13:04:33
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    Renu Shukla India Wonderful course 2015-04-14 13:04:26
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