Short Courses in Psychology

Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. The discipline examines the role of mental functions in individual and social behaviour, while also exploring the physiological and neurobiological processes that lead to certain 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. Bachelors in Psychology investigate such concepts as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behaviour 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 Master in Psychology, you can choose to be involved in some kind of therapeutic role, resulting in clinical, counseling, and school positions. Alternatively, you can do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and social behaviour and/or teach in academic settings.

Psychology graduates can find work in industrial and organizational settings in relevant roles such as human resources, training and employee development, forensics, career counselling, psychotherapy, school or sports psychologist, and more.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being Short Course The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being
  • Any time
  • National $ 234 per module
  • International $ 234 per module
  • Not specified

Now, in the 24 fascinating lectures of The Science of Mindfulness, Professor Ronald D. Siegel, a clinical psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, reveals the science behind mindfulness in compelling detail and demonstrates its application to an extraordinary range of human problems—psychological, social, and medical. You’ll closely examine the neurobiology involved, leaving you with a clear knowledge of the science underlying ancient practices that are now profoundly influencing the contemporary world. And you’ll learn many practical ways you can use mindfulness techniques in your own life.

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Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory Short Course Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory
  • Any time
  • National $ 94 per module
  • International $ 94 per module
  • Not specified

This insight lies at the heart of his captivating course Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory. In just six engaging and interactive lectures, you'll explore the real research (not the fads) on how memory functions—and then apply these findings to help you make better use of the memory abilities you have. By tapping into a series of scientifically proven strategies, tricks, and techniques, and by practicing them through dynamic exercises led by Professor Vishton, you'll emerge from the end of this short course with the ability to process information more effectively and to increase your chance of remembering almost anything you want.

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The Addictive Brain Short Course The Addictive Brain
  • Any time
  • National $ 169 per year
  • International $ 169 per year
  • Not specified

Addiction touches us all. Whether it’s a friend who can’t quit smoking, a colleague afflicted with alcoholism, or a relative abusing prescription drugs, we all know someone who suffers from some form of addiction—we may even have an addiction ourselves. By some estimates, roughly one in four Americans might be considered addicts. On the other hand, many of us use substances such as alcohol recreationally, without suffering the physical or psychological symptoms of addiction. So what is the difference between drug use, abuse, and clinical addiction? What causes addictions? What happens when your brain is on drugs, and why do addicts behave the way they do?

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming Short Course Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA £ 485
  • International £ 485
  • 4 days

The skills you learn in this Neuro-Linguistic Programming course offered by Middlesex University Summer School you can apply to yourself, and to some degree, other people, helping you to improve your life, on both personal and professional levels.

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Options in Psychology Short Course Options in Psychology
  • Jun 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • Not specified
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Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Psychology, such as ''The Psychology of Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder'', ''The Psychology of Emotional, Behavioral, and Motivational Self-Regulation'' and ''Why People Change: The Psychology of Influence''.

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Cognitive Psychology Short Course Cognitive Psychology
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA € 3,324 per module
  • International € 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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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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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Short Course Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA £ 495
  • International £ 1,245
  • 14 days

The course from Middlesex University Summer School provides a basic introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy assessment, formulation, treatment planning and change techniques. The course will also explore how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions can be applied to a range of psychological and behavioural problems. Regular attendance is important as much of the learning is experiential.

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Know Your Own Personality and Emotional Intelligence Short Course Know Your Own Personality and Emotional Intelligence
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA £ 495
  • International £ 1,245
  • 21 days

You'll get a sound understanding your own personal characteristics from the psychometric perspective – and learn a number of ways you can use this insight to your benefit in educational and career aspects, job applications, work performance and more. This Know Your Own Personality and Emotional Intelligence module from Middlesex University Summer School includes lectures, group work, independent study, videos and activities.

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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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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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