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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How We Learn Short Course How We Learn
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Learning is a lifelong adventure. It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age, whether you're actively engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an unfamiliar place, or just sleeping, which is fundamental to helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've learned. You are truly born to learn around the clock.

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Resolving Conflict Short Course Resolving Conflict
  • Any time
  • National $ 140
  • International $ 140
  • Not specified

Develop a better understanding of how to resolve conflicts while preserving relationships and improving communications skills during a difficult situation. This Resolving Conflict course offered by Healthcare Learning Innovations is designed to help you recognize the different sources of conflict and how to apply different management styles to resolve the conflict.

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Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception Short Course Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Your senses aren't just a part of you—they define you. Nothing that you experience in your life, from the most important to the most mundane, would be possible without the intricate power of your senses. But how much about them do you really know?Your ability to sense and perceive the world around you is so richly detailed and accurate as to be miraculous. No other animal, no expertly designed supercomputer—nothing in the entire universe of scientific exploration can even come close to matching the ability of your brain to use information sensed by your eyes, ears, skin, tongue, and nose to produce a rich sensory experience in a matter of milliseconds.

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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior Short Course Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Join award-winning Professor Mark Leary of Duke University, a preeminent force in social psychology and neuroscience education, on a fascinating journey into the complex heart of who you are with Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior.

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Options in Mind, Brain and Behavior Short Course Options in Mind, Brain and Behavior
  • Jun 2016
  • International $ 2,950
  • National $ 2,950
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Mind, Brain and Behavior, such as ''Becoming a Brain Scientist: Neuroscience and Psychology Research''.

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Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice Short Course Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 850 per module
  • International € 850 per module
  • 13 days

The Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice course at Tilburg University is about globalization, migration, and internationalization. You will for example learn what psychology has to say about societies that become more multicultural, international students, and diverse teams in organizations and at the workplace, and how psychology contributes to make organizations and societies more inclusive.

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Early Programming: How Early Life Shapes Human Development Certificate Early Programming: How Early Life Shapes Human Development
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 450 per module
  • International € 450 per module
  • 5 days

The Early Programming: How Early Life Shapes Human Development course at the Radboud University Nijmegen - Summer School is intrinsically interdisciplinary and will cover a broad range of topics. The programme will consist of lectures and a variety of individual and small group assignments that will be discussed in plenary sessions. Students will receive a reader with a selection of literature.

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Psychology in the real world Certificate Psychology in the real world
  • Feb 2017
  • 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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Options in Social Sciences Short Course Options in Social Sciences
  • Jun 2016
  • Not specified
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Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Social Sciences, such as ''Proseminar: Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences—Psychology and Anthropology'', ''Proseminar: Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing in the Social Sciences—Government and History'' and ''Storytelling and Global Justice''.

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