This one-year, QQI Level 7 Certificate level course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of psychology and to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society.
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Participants need to be 21 years of age or over on 1st January of the year in which the course commences. As courses are delivered in keeping with adult education practice, participants will be expected to: be willing to engage with group activities and group learning; be willing to learn through dialogue and reflection on experience; have a level of literacy that is sufficient to complete the assessment requirements.
Course Duration: 100 hours part-time over one year which may include 3 or 4 Saturdays.
Course Details: For module details, see below. For extra course information, please click here
Class begins on Tuesday October 5th, 2021
19:00 – 22:00
An Easy Payment Plan is available upon registration.
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Course Module Details:
Introduction to Psychology and Study Skills;Overview of what psychology consists of, its history and study skills.
The Biological Basis of Behaviour;Most behaviour is rooted in our biology;this module considers the role of the brain in sleep, sensation and perception.
Learning and Feeling:This module focuses on how we learn,remember and experience emotions.
Personality:This module reviews the most important theories of personality, and how personality is assessed under each of these theories.
The Development of the Individual:This module considers the early development of the child from conception through to thought, language and moral development.
Introduction to Social Psychology:Key areas in social psychology such as social perception, attitudes and prejudice will be explored in this module.
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology:This module introduces students to the diagnosis, classification and treatment models in abnormal behaviour.
Introduction to Social Research Methodology:An introduction to the main techniques involved in social research.