Short Courses in Psychology

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.

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Psychology of Finance Psychology of Finance
  • Jun 2015
  • International £ 1,150 per module
  • Not specified

This course is designed to provide an overview of an exciting new and fast growing area in finance, which takes as its premise that investment decision–making and investor behaviour are not necessarily driven by “rational” considerations but by aspects of personal and market psychology.

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Multisensory Integration and Synaesthesia Multisensory Integration and Synaesthesia
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA € 600 per module
  • Non-EEA € 600 per module
  • Not specified

In this Summer School, we will pay attention both to psychological and psychophysical manifestations of multisensory integration and synesthesia, as well as to their neural bases.

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Psychology of Human Behavior Psychology of Human Behavior
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

What comes to mind when you picture a psychologist? If you're like most people coming to this fascinating field for the first time, the answer may include a leather couch and a scholarly looking gentleman quietly taking notes and occasionally nodding. In some ways, such a picture would be accurate, a confirmation not only of the importance of Sigmund Freud in the history of psychology but also of the degree Freud dominates the popular perception of this discipline.

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Psychology in the real world Psychology in the real world
  • Feb 2016
  • International $ 235 per module
  • Not specified

This online course introduces you to the field of psychology and how it can be applied to the understanding of everyday life settings. Using this context based approach, you will be introduced to a range of psychology thinking and examine its contribution to explaining human behaviour in the context of: personal relationships; the workplace; health and wellbeing; and consumer behavior.

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The Creative Thinker's Toolkit The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

In today’s hyperactive world—where bold new challenges can seem to bring about the same stale answers—creative thinking is more important than ever. And it’s about more than just writing a novel or composing a piece of music. Creative thinking involves taking a broader, more imaginative approach to analyzing and solving the everyday challenges we all face, whether in the office or at home.

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Physiology and Fitness Physiology and Fitness
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

In Physiology and Fitness, international fitness expert Dean Hodgkin delivers inspiring and effective answers to these questions and more, showing you a new, scientifically based way to reach your own optimum fitness and to keep it for life. Physiology and Fitness presents a groundbreaking approach to fitness education that brings together scientific knowledge with results-driven practice in a wholly integrated system, allowing you to enjoy the rich vitality and health that prime fitness offers—whatever your age or current fitness level.

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A Level Psychology A Level Psychology
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 330 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 330 per module
  • Not specified

The A Level Psychology course will give you fascinating insights into the human mind and what makes people tick. Psychology courses are increasingly popular both because of their intrinsic appeal and their value as a step on the way not just to careers in psychology, but careers in the health professions and any other employment sector that relies on people skills and communication.

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Positive Psychology: Theory and Practice Positive Psychology: Theory and Practice
  • Aug 2015
  • EEA € 800 per module
  • Non-EEA € 800 per module
  • 10 days

"What is right about people?" This question is at the heart of positive psychology, which is the scientific and applied approach to uncovering people's strengths and promoting their positive functioning. Positive psychology is about valued subjective experiences: well-being, contentment, and satisfaction (in the past); mindfulness, flow and happiness (in the present); and hope and optimism (for the future).

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Psychology of Education and Peer Relations Psychology of Education and Peer Relations
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA £ 1,480 per module
  • 1 months

This module addresses the role that psychological research can play in understanding and supporting educational processes. Lectures will introduce material on broad theoretical perspectives concerning children's learning (e.g., cognitive development, socio-motivational factors) as well as specific aspects of children's academic development (e.g. key curriculum areas such as reading and mathematics; special educational needs).

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Computational Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience Computational Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Aug 2015
  • EEA € 600 per module
  • Non-EEA € 600 per module
  • 5 days

In this course you will learn how to use modern computational approaches to further your understanding of the human mind and its neural implementation. You will learn how to combine state-of-the art research approaches, adopting computational models of human behaviour and testing those models with neurophysiological and neuroimaging methods.

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Know Your Own Personality and Emotional Intelligence Know Your Own Personality and Emotional Intelligence
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA £ 495 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 1,245 per module
  • 15 days

This module provides an introduction to cutting-edge psychological theory, research and applications from the field of individual differences - namely Personality and Emotional Intelligence.

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Physiotherapy Summer School Physiotherapy Summer School
  • Aug 2015
  • EEA € 917 per module
  • Non-EEA € 917 per module
  • 5 days

The promotion of evidence-based practice (EBP) requires that physiotherapy applies its latest research outcomes to patient Treatments. You already have experience of various concepts from your clinical practice, for example the treatment of neurological disorders, chronic pain or sports injuries, as well as post-surgical care.

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