Overview of course
Have you ever wondered what a Freudian slip was and why it happened or why positive reinforcements is so important in training and development? This five week course will introduce you to the perspectives of psychology, ethical dilemmas of studying human/animal behaviour as well as looking at conformity and abnormality. We will look at case studies of psychological research with some individual case studies of serial killers.
What will I learn?
The course will look at the following topics and areas of psychology:
Psychodynamic perspective of psychology â€“ Freudian psychology.
Behaviourist perspective of psychology.
Cognitive perspective of psychology.
Biological perspective of psychology â€“ elements of neuroscience.
Humanist perspective of psychology.
Ethics of psychological experimentation.
Conformity â€“ why did "normal" people become Nazi monsters?
What is normality â€“ how do we know.
What do you know about yourself and how are you perceived.
Ainsworth stranger situations â€“ child development.
Who is the course for?
Some of the materials will be pitched at GCSE psychology level â€“ this is a leisure learning course and all are welcome. Anyone who is interested in taking their first steps to learning about behaviour and why humans are the way they are will enjoy this course.
Will I have to provide anything?
A notepad and pen.
Am I ready to start?
Absolutely - come with enthusiasm and an open mind.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
To enrol and pay for this course you must visit www.wsc.ac.uk and apply for course code 19LE3182CHA by clicking the Enrol Online button.
Days & times
Tuesday 18:30 - 21:00