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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Roots of Human Behavior Short Course Roots of Human Behavior
  • Any time
  • National $ 89 per module
  • International $ 89 per module
  • Not specified

While human behavior is usually studied from the historical perspective of a few hundred years, anthropologists consider deeper causes for the ways we act. In this course, anthropologist Barbara J. King uses her wealth of research experience to open a window of understanding for you into the legacy left by our primate past.

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Psychology of Human Behavior Short Course 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 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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Developmental Psychology Short Course Developmental Psychology
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA $ 2,973 per module
  • Non-EEA $ 2,973 per module
  • Not specified

This class will introduce students to the basic principles of developmental psychology. As well as providing a more classic general overview, we will also look towards current methods and findings. Students will gain an appreciation of how developmental psychology as a science can be applied to their general understanding of children and the complicated process of growing into adults.

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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
  • Non-EEA € 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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The Creative Thinker's Toolkit Short Course The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

In todays hyperactive worldwhere bold new challenges can seem to bring about the same stale answerscreative thinking is more important than ever. And its 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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Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice Short Course Dealing With Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 850 per module
  • Non-EEA € 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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Introduction to Neuroscience Short Course Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA $ 3,964 per module
  • Non-EEA $ 3,964 per module
  • Not specified

Introduction to structure and function of the nervous system. The course first surveys neuroscience research methods, physiology, and gross anatomy. We then study the brain systems which produce basic functions such as perception and motion, as well as complex processes like sleep, memory, and emotion. Finally, we examine these principles in cases of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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Investment, Securities and Psychology of Finance Certificate Investment, Securities and Psychology of Finance
  • Jun 2016
  • International £ 575 per week
  • EEA £ 575 per week
  • Non-EEA £ 575 per week
  • National £ 575 per week
  • Not specified

This is a course of three parts. The first module gives an insight into several key strands of finance from a theoretical and practical perspective. It does so from first principles so limited prior finance exposure would be required. It gives a solid platform for the second module in basic investments. These two modules together serve as an excellent launch pad for the final module in behavioural finance which brings finance and investment theory to life.

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Cognitive Psychology Short Course Cognitive Psychology
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA € 3,324 per module
  • Non-EEA € 3,324 per module
  • Not specified

This course introduces students to the basic aspects of human cognition. How do humans think? How do we come to know the world? The course will concentrate on the classic topics in adult cognition: pattern recognition, memory, attention, categorization, problem-solving, reasoning, and decision-making. Special emphasis will be placed on cross-cultural aspects of cognition.

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Buddhism and Psychology: a Hermeneutical Interface Short Course Buddhism and Psychology: a Hermeneutical Interface
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 1,000 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,000 per module
  • 14 days

In recent times, various forms of Buddhism have emerged from modernizing Asia and, apparently quite comfortably, globally penetrated new cognitive, spiritual and cultural domainsmany far removed from their origins, geographically as well as epistemically. Buddhism and Psychology at VU University Amsterdam provides a rare journey of self-discovery, touching on the very core of modern self-understanding in the West. But how has this happened? Who are we in the West that we are interested in Buddhism?

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