Introduction to Psychology Step 1

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 is offered on 15 January at Bridlington, 6.30pm to 8.3pm Code K0255SXPEA or 17 January at Beverley, 7pm to 9pm Code K02555GXPEB

 

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

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

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Spring Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide