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

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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Investment, Securities and Psychology of Finance Certificate Investment, Securities and Psychology of Finance
  • Jun 2017
  • International £ 575 per week
  • 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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Exploring psychological aspects of athletic development Short Course Exploring psychological aspects of athletic development
  • Oct 2017
  • EEA £ 2,700 per year
  • International £ 2,700 per year
  • 9 months

In this module Exploring psychological aspects of athletic development you will explore some of the most significant psychological factors influencing the development of participants in sport. Through critical analysis of relevant research and psychological theory, you’ll consider the psycho-developmental influences of factors, such as families, coach-athlete interactions and transitional stages, on an individual’s pathway in sport. This module is suitable for you if you have an interest in sport and exercise psychology, or are working in this field in a coaching role. While the module is focused predominantly on sports performance, it does also consider some aspects of exercise participation.

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National University of Singapore (NUS)

Short Course NUSRI Summer Program
  • Jun 2017
  • International € 4,000 per semester
  • 1 months

NUSRI offers 4-6 week summer programmes in Suzhou for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Singapore and overseas in June and December every year. Participating students will have the opportunity to attend courses delivered by NUS faculties. Through classroom lectures, discussions and outside-classroom reading/ research, students will pursue knowledge with their chosen academic foci. A range of cultural activities and industry visits will be at students’ choice to deepen their comprehensive understanding of the economy and culture in Asia, in particular the rising China.

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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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The Great Courses

Short Course Strategic Thinking Skills
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Strategic thinking is a powerful and invaluable skill, one that leads to greater chances of success in whatever professional and personal projects you're involved in. It involves setting goals, developing long-range plans, anticipating the unexpected, analyzing your environment, and even cooperating with your competitors.

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Short Course Child Day Care
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 343 per module
  • International £ 343 per module
  • Not specified

Child Day Care is a career with huge responsibilities. But being responsible for the care and development of children is also hugely rewarding. Our Child Day Care course will give you the child care knowledge that will make your working life easier and more fulfilling, and could open up opportunities in the Child Day Care sector. Whether you are already working in child day care, or are looking for a work opportunity in this area, our Child Day Care course is a great way to enhance your skills, knowledge and employability prospects.

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Middlesex University Summer School

Short Course Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Jul 2017
  • 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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Saint Louis University

Certificate Industrial Psychology
  • Jan 2017
  • Mar 2017
  • May 2017
  • Jun 2017
  • Oct 2017
  • EEA $ 14,880 per year
  • International $ 14,880 per year
  • 12 months

Psychology, as a discipline, has applications to many different areas of life. To be successful in today's organizations, one must be able to apply psychology to the various areas of the workplace. Training in this discipline can assist you in leading, motivating and developing others.

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