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      Approximate Study Time: 200 Hours (Self Study) Buy Now More InfoThe Psychology Diploma Online – Level 3 Course focuses on the study of mind and behaviour and is designed to give the student information on how the mind works and why people act the way that they do.



      This course will focus on how scientists have studied the mind and behaviour patterns and how our understanding of the world develops as we grow up. It will also delve into how much people are influenced peers, how our thoughts and actions are related to brain activity, how memory works, why we forget things, and how to improve our memory! On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate of Achievement.

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      The Psychology Diploma Online – Level 3 Course focuses on the study of mind and behaviour and is designed to give the student information on how the mind works and why people act the way that they do.

      This course will focus on how scientists have studied the mind and behaviour patterns and how our understanding of the world develops as we grow up. It will also delve into how much people are influenced peers, how our thoughts and actions are related to brain activity, how memory works, why we forget things, and how to improve our memory!

      The course has been written by Dr Matthew Smith and Elizabeth Ottley. Dr Smith is a former Associate Professor of Psychology at Liverpool Hope University and his media work has included a stint as the resident psychologist/parapsychologist on the television show Most Haunted. Elizabeth Ottley is a postgraduate student in Psychology.

      On successful completion of this course, students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award.

      The Psychology Online Course covers the following Units:-

      • Unit 1: The Science of Psychology

      In this first unit we will introduce you to the methods and approaches adopted by psychological researchers. You will discover that psychology as a science is relatively young compared to other sciences, and you will see how psychological research has evolved to look at different aspects of humans in different ways. In the first part of the module we will take you through a brief history of this fascinating subject so that you can appreciate how the different approaches relate to each other.

      • Unit 2: How We Learn

      In Unit 2, we focus on the different ways in which psychologists have studied how people and animals learn. Learning is central to our development, as it is through learning that our understanding of how the world works, and our role within it, becomes fuller.

      • Unit 3: How We Develop

      In Unit 3, we examine some of the main psychological theories about human development. We will see that learning itself can only be understood in relation to the way our thinking develops as we mature.

      • Unit 4: Relating to others

      In Unit 4, we introduce you to the processes involved in our everyday understanding of others' actions, and how these processes affect our social relationships.

      • Unit 5: Social influence

      In Unit 5, we explore how psychologists have studied the different ways in which we are influenced by other people, and how we can influence others.

      • Unit 6: Your Brain: A User's Guide

      In Unit 6, we examine the structure of the brain and explore how different parts of the brain tend to be associated with different functions. We also look at how the brain copes with damage and change.

      • Unit 7: Consciousness and the Brain

      In Unit 7, we turn our attention to the relationship between brain activity and conscious experience. Consciousness continues to be a challenge for psychologists, but we discover how research is beginning to address this challenge. We also consider altered states of consciousness such as dreams as well as those experienced through drugs, hypnosis, and meditation.

      • Unit 8: Attention and Thinking

      In Unit 8, we examine the processes involved in how we attend to information in our environment, how we interpret that information, and what we do with that information. We focus on what psychologists have learned from studying the mental processes involved in attention and thinking.

      • Unit 9: Memory

      In Unit 9, we focus on processes involved in memory. We will discover the different types of memory and the biases involved in memory. We also introduce you to ways of improving your own memory.

      • Unit 10: Personality

      In Unit 10, we explore the different ways in which psychologists have studied personality. We will look at how researchers try to measure personality and also how they try to explain why there seem to be so many different types of personality.

      • Unit 11: Intelligence

      In Unit 11, we explore the different ways in which psychologists have studied personality. We will look at how researchers try to measure personality and also how they try to explain why there seem to be so many different types of personality.

      • Unit 12: Applying Psychology

      In this final unit we do our best to bring things together by looking at how findings from research in psychology can be applied to our everyday lives. One of the main aims of this course was to enable you to understand yourself a little better. To help you gain some insight into why you do things that you do.

      Prerequisites:

      There is no prior learning knowledge or experience required to take this course.

      Course Duration & Support:

      Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. As the course is self-study, you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period and our student support team is available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course.

      Assessment:

      The NCFE Level 3 Psychology Diploma is assessed by completion of tutor marked assignments. At the end of each module in this Psychology Diploma you are required to complete short assignment questions. These assignments allow you to apply what you have learned in each module and to encourage you to think critically about the theories and the research you have read about. Coursework assignments can be returned by email or by post.

      Certification:

      On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Psychology Certificate of Achievement by NCFE.

      The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

      Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/qualifications-and-assessments/qualification-frameworks/levels-of-qualifications/

      NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

      NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to courses, which result in the award of a certificate of achievement but does not qualify you for a nationally recognised qualification. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence through NCC, an approved NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to this course. Training courses have been specifically designed by the course developer to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.

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      Course Format Online Course

      Payment Plan Option Spread the cost over 4 monthly payments.

      Approximate Self Study Time 200 Hours (Self Study)

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