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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Cognitive Psychology Short Course Cognitive Psychology
  • Jun 2017
  • 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 Psychology Short Course Options in Psychology
  • Jun 2017
  • Jul 2017
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

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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The Great Courses

Short Course Influence: Mastering Life's Most Powerful Skill
  • Any time
  • National $ 169 per year
  • International $ 169 per year
  • Not specified

Influence and persuasion aren’t just abstract concepts of interest exclusive to psychologists and sociologists. Rather, they’re a fundamental part of your everyday life. Whether you realize it or not, you’re constantly surrounded by people and groups trying to influence the way you think, act, and feel.

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Options in Social Sciences Short Course Options in Social Sciences
  • Jun 2017
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

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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The Great Courses

Short Course Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide
  • Any time
  • National $ 59 per module
  • International $ 59 per module
  • Not specified

In Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide, award-winning Professor Scott Huettel of Duke University leads you in a penetrating look at the processes of decision making that are an integral part of human life. In 24 revealing lectures, you’ll study how behavioral economists look at decision making and explore a set of core principles that offer profound insight into how we gather information and integrate multiple factors to reach decisions.

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Children at Risk Short Course Children at Risk
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 3,500
  • 4 months

For students of social pedagogy or social work this international 30 ECTS BA-level Children at Risk course at University College Zealand offers insight into important theory, methods and ethics related to professional social pedagogical with children, youth and families at risk.

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Options in Mind, Brain and Behavior Short Course Options in Mind, Brain and Behavior
  • Jun 2017
  • 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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University of Sussex

Short Course Childhood Social Development
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 1,520 per module
  • International £ 1,520 per module
  • 29 days

We are all born into a social world to which we must adapt. Social development is the changing nature of relationships with others over the life span. This Childhood Social Development module at the University of Sussex emphasises concepts of social development and examines social relationships throughout infancy, childhood, and adolescence, using an evolutionary perspective.

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