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.
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 offers an overview and covers the basic concepts and principles of the methods and techniques used in neuroscientific research, which include electroencephalography, structural and functional neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation, hormone administrations, eye scanning and measurements from the autonomic nervous system. Students will be introduced to these techniques and will get hands on experience.
Many research questions in the social and behavioural sciences are investigated using statistical models. We offer a crash course in applied multivariate analysis in which we focus on: simple and factorial ANOVA, interaction effects, repeated measures ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, MANCOVA, multiple linear regression analysis (including the use of dummy variables), logistic regression analysis, and exploratory factor analysis.
This is a module in contemporary advanced forensic mental health practice. The aim of the module is to maximize evidence based assessment and practice with offenders that have a mental disorder.
The aim of the one-week course is to provide practical training in the basic skills of Latin and Greek palaeography, combined with lectures on selected issues in codicology and diplomatic based on a new approach toward manuscript studies and the latest trends in research. The course includes visits to manuscript holding libraries and archives.
Initially cardiac rehabilitation as a component of cardiac services seems to have focussed on the patients who are in the Cardiac Care Units and on those attending the Cardiac Rehabilitation Centres. Over recent years, patients are discharged into the community as soon as their condition allows.
Everyone in their working lives, at some time or another, has to have a conversation that is challenging or difficult, with someone in authority. This may be with colleagues, managers or bosses. Being prepared and able to have effective difficult conversations is a key skill of managing ourselves and bringing about improvement in the workplace system and climate.
This module introduces students to quantitative & qualitative techniques employed in psychological research. It may be particularly useful for students who are considering taking the Middlesex University Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
Designed to provide teachers with an exciting and practical toolkit for enhancing literacy skills, this course focuses on high impact and proven strategies for enhancing literacy through active methods of teaching and learning.
The course will focus on the role of extracellular matrix in different tissues, with the aim to bring together teachers and students within several aspects of matrix biology.
Immer mehr Krankheiten sind auch durch die Ernährung bedingt, etwa Adipositas, Diabetes, oder Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen. Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation zählt diese Krankheiten zu den größten Herausforderungen für die Gesundheitspolitik im 21. Jahrhundert.
Learn how to apply the science and wisdom of positive psychology to improve psychological wellbeing, increase creativity, enhance learning and contribute to an upward and outward spiral of positive emotion and happiness, in your own life and those of your students and others.