Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. The discipline examines the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and neurobiological processes that trigger certain functions and behaviours. The immediate goal in psychology is to understand humanity by both discovering general principles and exploring specific cases. Many practitioners of applied psychology believe that one of the objectives of the field is to benefit society. Psychologists investigate such concepts as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior and interpersonal relationships.
While psychological knowledge is typically applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity. Following a degree in psychology, you can choose to be involved in some kind of therapeutic role (clinical, counseling, and school positions). Alternatively, you can do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and social behavior (typically in university psychology departments) and/or teach such knowledge in academic settings. Also, working in industrial and organizational settings in relevant roles (e.g., human resources or training and employee development) is an option for those with a degree in the field.
Developmental Psychology - The course aims to present the main lines of the theoretical approaches and empirical contributions in the field of human development, describing cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects. The issues that foster normal or pathological development during infancy and adolescence are presented both from a neuro-physiological standpoint and a relational-psychological point of view.
With the advent of cutting-edge technologies, we have developed new ways to measure human brain activity. A brain-computer interface (BCI) is a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device.
Psychology, as a discipline, has applications to many different areas of life. To be successful in today's organizations, one must be able to apply psychology to the various areas of the workplace. Training in this discipline can assist you in leading, motivating and developing others.
In this summer school course we will address to holistic and evidence based modalities to prevent adverse incidents, foster harm reduction and increase the quality of life of life of patients and family having problems with mood disorders and /or self-destructive behaviour.
This course views change as inescapable in everyday managing in situations ranging from personal to workplace to society in general. Rather than passively accepting change this course will equip you with skills to shape the nature and direction of change. It will develop your abilities to manage change with others so as to avoid systemic failures and improve joined-up actions amongst stakeholders along supply chains, in projects or, even, social activism.
Our online independent learning courses allow students majoring in another field at the University of Nevada, Reno to complete a minor in Addiction Treatment Services primarily online.
People are highly adept at perceiving others, despite the complexity of social perception. After extremely brief exposure or highly degraded visual input, people can identify faces, races and gender, recognize emotional expressions and make a variety of social judgments about aggressiveness, trustworthiness and sexual orientation.
This key introductory Level 1 course is an ideal introduction to the social sciences – psychology, social policy and criminology, geography and environment, politics and international studies, economics and sociology – through study of contemporary UK society.
This course offers hands-on experience using SPSS for the most frequently encountered multivariate statistical techniques in the social and behavioural sciences. The emphasis is on applying multivariate techniques using the computer programme SPSS, and on how to interpret SPSS output in substantive terms. We do not discuss the mathematical details of these techniques.
The Summer Institute on Addiction is an intensive two week summer programme, which focuses on the study of addiction across cultures and is taught by an international faculty team.
In this course you will learn to strategically design an impactful experience with long-term value. The concept of experience thinking is introduced. You will study creativity theory and motivation theory and learn to make use of expertise from the arts domain (aesthetics, game design, theatre making processes). Doing so, you develop the necessary tools for a starting experience designer.
The aim of this summer school is to gather together junior and senior scientists working at each of these levels to promote integration of knowledge, theory, and methodology across multiple fields.