Introduction to Psychology Step 1 (Course Code K0374GXPEB)

The aim of the course is to:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the nature of Psychology
  • Explore contemporary issues from a Psychological perspective
  • Develop self-awareness
  • To enable progression onto Psychology related courses

Students will :

  • Develop their understanding of the role that Psychology plays in everyday life
  • Develop their understanding of current debates and issues in Psychology
  • Develop their understanding of how Psychology can inform our own lives
  • Develop their understanding of why people behave in the way that they do

This course will be delivered at the Beverley campus for the first 2 sessions and then online. Learners will need a device such as a laptop or PC or phone/iPad and a internet connection to take part.  Ideally, devices will also have webcams for full participation.  Learners will need to download the Teams app onto their laptop/PC or mobile phone/other device and devices will need to have a camera so that they can participate.

What will I study?

First Session:

  •  Induction to the course
  • Types of psychological enquiry (i.e. clinical, forensic, occupational etc.)
  • Using case studies to explore human behaviour

Subsequent sessions will include: 

  • Cognitive Psychology – what is the mind?
  • Forensic Psychology – profiling a serial killer
  • Social Psychology – why do people obey?
  • Developmental Psychology – attachment and human development the role of survival

How will I be assessed?

This is a non-accredited course with no exam at the end but the tutor will monitor progress and give feedback.

How will the course be delivered?

Discussions; Case Studies; Exercises; Use of Internet resources; Worksheets.

Entry requirements

No previous experience is required.

Additional information

Introduction to Psychology Step 2

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Summer Course Guide