Psychology – Advanced
Distance Learning Course of 28 Lessons
Psychology Course Description
Have you ever wondered why the happy nine-month-old baby who always used to greet you with smiles and laughs has suddenly started crying as soon as you approach?
Have you ever found out why you are afraid of spiders, and what you can do to cure yourself?
Have you ever despaired of the fact that there is so much prejudice and discrimination in the world and wondered what can be done about it?
Have you ever watched in horror as a six-year-old watches the latest blood-thirsty “cops and robbers” programme on the television and then immediately starts thumping and shooting everybody, and wondered just what effects such violent television programmes might have on a child?
Have you ever watched a week-old baby apparently studying intently the people and objects around them and wondered what on earth they make of their new world and just what thoughts, if any, might be going through their mind?
If you have answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, then you’ll find this course a source of constant fascination as we examine a wide range of psychological topics and answer all of these questions.
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Module One: Perspectives in Psychology
This is your introduction to the subject of psychology. It gives you a taste of the different approaches, some of which will be covered in more detail in later modules.
Unit 1 What is Psychology?
Unit 2 The Biological Approach
Unit 3 Behaviourist and Cognitive Approaches
Unit 4 Person-centred Approaches
Unit 5 Methods and Debate in Psychology
Module Two: Social Psychology
This is the first major approach we will cover in detail. We are considering the ways in which we look at the behaviour of others, and ourselves. There are five topics to cover in this module.
Unit 6 Attitudes
Unit 7 Social Influence
Unit 8 Obedience
Unit 9 Social Cognition
Unit 10 Applied Social Psychology
Module Three: Cognitive Psychology & its Applications
This is the third module of the course, and we will be looking at the way in which humans process information.
Unit 11 Perception
Unit 12 Attention
Unit 13 Remembering
Unit 14 Forgetting
Unit 15 Language
Unit 16 Thinking
Unit 17 Problem-Solving and Artificial Intelligence
Module Four: Child Development
Here we will be looking at human development throughout the life span. There are five areas to be covered in this part of the course.
Unit 18 Issues in Child Development
Unit 19 Cognitive Development
Unit 20 The Development of Language and Communication
Unit 21 Social Perception
Unit 22 Moral Development
Module Five: The Psychology of A Typical Behaviour
This module covers four main areas.
Unit 23 The Definition and Diagnosis of A Typical Behaviour
Unit 24 Treatments of A Typical Behaviour
Unit 25 Emotional Disorders
Module Six: Research Methods
Research methods are required throughout the course, particularly in your project work. This section may be tackled at any point in your studies and should be used for reference purposes throughout.
Unit 26 Research Methods
Unit 27 Research Issues
Unit 28 Data Analysis