Overview of course
This course will further expand on topics covered in the introduction to psychology course. Topics covered will include an overview of moral and child development and how growth and closed mind sets affect learning and how this impacts the way in which we deal with situations throughout our life. Students will consider how memory works via developing schemas and how we can improve the retrieval of information and why we fail to recall information. We will look at phobias and depression and how they are treated via medication and biological techniques as well as CBT therapies.
What will I learn?
The course will look at the following topics and areas of psychology: Recap: Psychodynamic, Behaviourist, Cognitive, Biological & Humanist perspectives of psychology; Ethics of psychological experimentation; Abnormality with case studies of anorexia nervosa; Growth and closed mind-sets; Moral development theory; Memory and Short term - long term and how we process our surroundings with case studies on 'looked but failed to see' accidents; Depression and modes of treatments; Phobias and modes of treatments; Introduction to counselling techniques and the role of a councillor.
Who is the course for?
Some of the materials will be pitched at GCSE psychology level; this is a leisure learning course and all are welcome however, it is advised that you should have a basic understanding of psychology or have attended the beginner's course.Please note that this course is intended for instructional purposes only and students will learn the theory behind the practices.
Will I have to provide anything?
A notepad and pen would be useful
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Days & times
Wednesday 18:30 - 21:00