This Advanced Psychology course is designed for people who wish to gain an advanced understanding of principles and practice of Psychology. Are you fascinated by people? Curious about human nature? Have you ever wondered why you are afraid of heights or small spaces, and what you can do to cure yourself? Have you ever despaired over the prejudice and discrimination in the world and wondered what can be done about it?
You’ll find this advanced distance learning psychology course a source of constant fascination. Covering areas of psychology from child development to emotional disorders and social psychology, our online psychology course will give you an advanced understanding of the various approaches to this fascinating study of human thought and behaviour.
This course covers everything from social and cognitive psychology to child development, research methods and atypical behaviour. This course is ideal for anyone considering further study in psychology or has an interest in the field.
Psychology is used in numerous industries including marketing, education, and human resources. Whether you are working in the mental health industry or are just looking to learn more about human behaviour, this course will give you the knowledge necessary to understand why people do the things they do.
If you wish to build your career in psychology, you could continue your training and education to become a practising psychologist working in mental health clinics, education and social services, health agencies, prisons and so much more …
NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years,.
Up to 200 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 months.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
This course is fully accredited by ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists).
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.
The first unit introduces you to the philosophical beginnings and foundations of new thinking in psychology. You’ll look at modern personality types, the four humours, types of memory, personal responsibility, and psychologists such as William James and Carl Jung.
In this unit, you’ll uncover the roots of bio-psychology: the nature and nurture approach. You’ll also consider schools of thought on intelligence, with particular focus on theorists Binet and Thorndike.
In this unit, you’ll learn about Attachment Theory in detail, including the four styles of attachment, behaviours associated with avoidance attachment in children, as well as the work of Mary Ainsworth.
In this unit, you’ll gain insight into various theories, including the Cooley’s looking glass self, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Freud’s view on self-esteem, and Carl Rogers’ fully-functioning person model.
In this unit, you’ll acquire knowledge of varying types of human development, including factors influencing early cognitive development, child development, neurological and brain development, holistic development, and theoretical perspectives in relation to development.
In this unit, you’ll explore the person-centred approach developed by Carl Rogers, with insight into psychotherapy and unconditional acceptance, changing approaches to mental health treatments, the value of self, existentialism, and theorist Alfred Adler.
In this unit, you’ll become familiar with Social Learning Theory developed by Albert Bandura, with insight into developmental psychology, behaviourism, the discipline dilemma for schools, reinforcement, and unethical means of investigating children’s learning.
In this unit, you’ll gain awareness of B.F. Skinner’s incremental learning programme and Pigeon Project. You’ll also learn about classical conditioning, Watson’s ‘Little Albert’ experiments, and radical behaviourism in child-rearing.
In this unit, you’ll examine the Memory Studies Approach, with particular focus on German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus and his memory experiments, forgetting curve, hypothesis, and his best methods for increasing strength and memory.
In this unit, you’ll continue to cover the Memory Studies Approach, with particular emphasis on semantic and episodic memory, and Daniel Schacter’s Seven Sins of Memory.
In this unit, you’ll develop knowledge of Jerome Bruner and his theories, with particular insight into his Processes in Education, Spiral Curriculum, MACOS project involvement, and The Culture of Education.
In this unit, you’ll acknowledge the effects of latent learning in relation to the principles of Gestalt psychology, Tolman’s Maze and cognitive map concept, as well as metal states as a result of behaviour.
In this unit, you’ll study various applications of Cognitive Behaviour Theory, including information on conditioned responses, unlearning a response, obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour rituals. With insight into Ivan Pavlov, Paul Salkovskis and panic disorders.
This unit explores the concepts of mind/body dualism, subconscious trauma and stream of consciousness. You’ll also contemplate the early beginnings of hypnosis, conflicts that exist in the unconscious, psychic tension, and Freud’s emphasis on childhood development and personal history.
In this unit, you’ll consider Freud’s model of the psyche, regarding the id, ego and super-ego. You’ll also look at the concepts of the ‘self’ and the ‘other’ – everything that lies beyond the boundaries of ourselves. Of the latter, you’ll consider it in terms of language and in psychoanalysis. With insight into French psychiatrist Jacques Lacan.
In this final unit, you’ll examine the work of Solomon Asch, including insight into Asch’s paradigm, as well as his studies on conformity and obedience.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start this course. However, you need to have completed your Level 3 in Psychology (or equivalent, e.g. social sciences or counselling) before commencing this course.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
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