Certificate in Psychology - VPS002- Special Offer

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This course is aimed at those who wish to gain a good insight into psychology. It is useful as a first step to further study, as an employment aid, as a social tool for those wishing to understand more about the behaviour of themselves and others, or simply to broaden one’s horizons.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course is divided into 6 modules/subjects as follows. (more detail below)

(Each Module = 100 hours)

2 x Core (compulsory) Modules

Introduction to Psychology

Psychology and Counselling

4 x Optional (elective) modules chosen from:

Industrial Psychology

Educational Psychology

Sports Psychology

Child Psychology

Biopsychology I

Marketing Psychology

Conflict Management

Counselling Skills I

Counselling Techniques

Professional Practice in Counselling

CORE MODULE OUTLINES

Introduction to Psychology

This course covers basic principles of human psychology. There are seven lessons in this course, as follows:

  • The nature & scope of Psychology
  • Neurological basis of behaviour
  • Environmental effects on behaviour
  • Consciousness and perception
  • Personality
  • Psychological development
  • Needs, drives and motivation

    Psychology and Counselling

    Successful completion of this module will develop the learner’s ability to analyse psychological processes and apply that knowledge in counselling or advisory situations. There are seven lessons in this module, as follows:

  • Stress
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Individual Behaviour
  • Group Behaviour
  • Methods of Dealing with Abnormalities
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills

    ELECTIVE MODULES (selected outlines)

    Child Psychology

    This module is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the cognitive, behavioural and emotional development of children. There are twelve lessons in this module, as follows:

  • Introduction to Child Psychology
  • The Newborn Infant
  • States & Senses of the Infant
  • Learning
  • Emotions and Socialisation
  • Cognitive Development
  • Language Development
  • Intelligence
  • Socialisation – Part A
  • Morality
  • Sexuality
  • Socialisation – Part B

    Industrial Psychology

    This module will develop your understanding of how the psychological state of employees in the workplace affects both their work and their overall well being. There are ten lessons in this course, as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Understanding the Employees Thinking
  • Personality & Temperament
  • Psychological Testing
  • Management & Managers
  • The Work Environment
  • Motivation and Incentives
  • Recruitment
  • Social Considerations
  • Abnormalities and Disorders

    Sports Psychology

    Successful completion of this module will develop your skills and understanding of the psychological dimensions of sports performance and coaching. There are ten lessons in this module as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Psychological Traits of Successful Athletes
  • Anxiety & Arousal
  • Motivation
  • Aggression
  • Leadership & Coaching
  • Team Dynamics
  • Special Groups

    Educational Psychology

    Successful completion of this module will develop an understanding of the psychological processes that influence learning. There are eight lessons in this module as follows:

  • Introduction –Development & Learning Theory
  • Behavioural Learning
  • Information Processing
  • Memory Retention & Loss
  • Individual Needs
  • Constructivist Learning
  • Motivation

    Conflict Management

    This course gives the student insight into conflict and into different techniques for managing conflict to product positive outcomes. There are eight lessons in this course, as follows:

  • Conflict Management and Anger
  • Listening
  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Facilitation
  • Balance of Power
  • Discussion and Group Work
  • Crisis Analysis and Responses

    Biopsychology

    Successful completion of this module will develop your understanding of physiological influences on human behaviour and the influence of thoughts, feelings, perception and other psychological processes on the physiology of the body. There are seven lessons in this module as follows:

  • Introduction
  • The Senses
  • The Nervous System
  • The Endocrine System
  • Stress
  • Emotions
  • Consciousness

    Marketing Psychology

    Successful completion of this module will develop your understanding of the psychological influences on consumers, and your ability to apply psychology to marketing. There are eight lessons in this module as follows:

  • People as Consumers
  • Market Segmentation
  • Internal Influences –Perception & Personality
  • Internal Influences –Motivation and Awareness
  • Social Influences –Small groups and family; social class, culture etc
  • Consumerism
  • Communication and Persuasion
  • Deciding to Buy

    This course is accredited by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

     

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