Psychology - Advanced Online Bundle, 2 Certificate Courses

Gain an understanding of the approaches on human thought and behaviour

Psychology - Advanced Online Bundle, 2 Certificate Courses

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1. Psychology - Advanced: Gain an understanding of the approaches on human thought and behaviour

Have you ever wondered why you are afraid of spiders, and what you can do to cure yourself? Have you ever despaired over the prejudice and discrimination in the world and wondered what can be done about it?

Have you ever watched a week-old baby seemingly studying intently the people and objects around it and wondered what on earth it makes of its new world, and just what thoughts, if any, might be going through its mind?

If you have answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, then you'll find this distance learning psychology course a source of constant fascination as we examine a wide range of psychological topics and answer all of these questions.

Covering areas of psychology from child development to emotional disorders and social psychology, our online psychology course will give you an advanced understanding of the various approaches to this fascinating study of human thought and behaviour.

2. Child Psychology: Gain fundamental knowledge of the development of children

Child psychology is the study of the mental, social and emotional development of children from birth through to adolescence. It examines changes in motor skills, cognitive development, language acquisition, and identity formation.

This in-depth Child Psychology course will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of the development of children and will give you an integral insight into why children behave the way they do.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Download printer friendly course content

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Psychology - Advanced 2 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Psychology - Advanced

Module One: Perspectives in Psychology

This is your introduction to the subject of psychology. It gives you a taste of the different approaches, some of which will be covered in more detail in later modules.

  • Unit 1 What is Psychology?
  • Unit 2 The Biological Approach
  • Unit 3 Behaviourist and Cognitive Approaches
  • Unit 4 Person-centred Approaches
  • Unit 5 Methods and Debate in Psychology

Module Two: Social Psychology

This is the first major approach we will cover in detail. We are considering the ways in which we look at the behaviour of others, and ourselves. There are five topics to cover in this module.

  • Unit 6 Attitudes
  • Unit 7 Social Influence
  • Unit 8 Obedience
  • Unit 9 Social Cognition
  • Unit 10 Applied Social Psychology

Module Three: Cognitive Psychology & its Applications

This is the third module of the course, and we will be looking at the way in which humans process information.

  • Unit 11 Perception
  • Unit 12 Attention
  • Unit 13 Remembering
  • Unit 14 Forgetting
  • Unit 15 Language
  • Unit 16 Thinking
  • Unit 17 Problem-Solving and Artificial Intelligence

Module Four: Child Development

Here we will be looking at human development throughout the life span. There are five areas to be covered in this part of the course.

  • Unit 18 Issues in Child Development
  • Unit 19 Cognitive Development
  • Unit 20 The Development of Language and Communication
  • Unit 21 Social Perception
  • Unit 22 Moral Development

Module Five: The Psychology of A Typical Behaviour

This module covers four main areas.

  • Unit 23 The Definition and Diagnosis of A Typical Behaviour
  • Unit 24 Treatments of A Typical Behaviour
  • Unit 25 Emotional Disorders

Module Six: Research Methods

Research methods are required throughout the course, particularly in your project work. This section may be tackled at any point in your studies and should be used for reference purposes throughout.

  • Unit 26 Research Methods
  • Unit 27 Research Issues
  • Unit 28 Data Analysis


Course 2 - Child Psychology

Major Developmental Issues

Unit One: The First Year of Life

  • Infant reflexes; Social development during the first year of life including the social smile and onset of fear of strangers.

Unit Two: The Formation of Attachments

  • Imprinting; Attachment (Bowlby) including cross-cultural studies; Harlow and surrogate mothers; Relevance of animal studies in child development.

Unit Three: Consequences of Breakdowns in Attachments

  • Maternal deprivation; Implications of theories of attachment and maternal deprivation when placing children with surrogates.

Unit Four: The Home, Family and School

  • Group vs family care and studies of effects of maternal employment and father absent families; Importance of peers and siblings.

Unit Five: Basic Principles of Research Methods

  • Nature and purpose of research, what is an experiment, supporting and refuting hypotheses, independent and dependent variables, control of variables, standardised instructions and procedures, methods of sampling, design of investigations.

Unit Six: The Development of Visual Perception

  • Introduction to the nature/nurture debate on visual perception; Fantz - form perception; Gibson and Walk - depth perception; how the physiology of the human visual system helps us judge depth and distance; Bower - size constancy; animal experiments on early sensory deprivation.

Unit Seven: The Development of Language and Communication

  • Development of non-verbal communication in humans, gestures etc; comparisons with non-human primates; outline of language development in humans; including naturalistic observational in humans; including naturalistic observational studies and criticisms of these; Innate and reinforcement theories.

Unit Eight: Intelligence and Intelligence Testing

  • Definitions of intelligence; mental age and IQ; Tests of intelligence; Advantages and disadvantages of IQ testing.

Unit Nine: Nature/Nurture Debate in the Study of Intelligence

  • Twins studies; stability of IQ; Are early experiences decisive for later development?

Unit Ten: Data Collection and Interpretation

  • Tables and histograms, correlation and scattergrams; Mean; Range; Drawing conclusions from data.


The Child as an Individual

Unit Eleven: How Children Think

  • Piaget's theory of cognitive development; including studies of egocentrism and criticisms of his work.

Unit Twelve: Learning Theory - How Behaviour is Acquired

  • Learning and conditioning - classical conditioning and operant conditioning; including explanations of extinction, discrimination and generalisation; positive and negative reinforcement; Social Learning Theory and criticisms.

Unit Thirteen: Freud's Psychodynamic Theory - An Alternative Approach

  • Personality structure, 5 stage theory, criticisms.

Unit Fourteen: Moral Development

  • Definition in psychological terms; investigation of moral behaviour, moral feelings and moral judgement.

Unit Fifteen: The Development of Gender Roles

  • Sex-typing; Gender identity; Biological, social and cultural theories.

Unit Sixteen: Aggression in Children

  • Biological basis of aggression; Psychological theory and aggression; Aggression as a learned response;
    Imitation of aggression; viewing violence; Punishment for aggression; sex differences in aggression.

Unit Seventeen: Methods Used in Child Development Research

  • Observational, Survey, Correlational, Experimental - advantages and disadvantages.

Unit Eighteen: Play

  • The importance of play to learning;
    Piaget's theory of play; forms of play;
    Relevance of psychological theories to pre-school education;Play and learning in nursery schools; Play therapy.

Unit Nineteen: Learning in School

  • Programmed learning and its relationship to learning theory - advantages and disadvantages; Discovery learning and its effectiveness.

Unit Twenty: Behaviour Modification

  • Explanation and examples; Relationship to learning theory; Points systems, Advantages and disadvantages.


Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get Psychology - Advanced and Child Psychology in this Bundle

1. Psychology - Advanced: Gain an understanding of the approaches on human thought and behaviour

Have you ever wondered why you are afraid of spiders, and what you can do to cure yourself? Have you ever despaired over the prejudice and discrimination in the world and wondered what can be done about it?

Have you ever watched a week-old baby seemingly studying intently the people and objects around it and wondered what on earth it makes of its new world, and just what thoughts, if any, might be going through its mind?

If you have answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, then you'll find this distance learning psychology course a source of constant fascination as we examine a wide range of psychological topics and answer all of these questions.

Covering areas of psychology from child development to emotional disorders and social psychology, our online psychology course will give you an advanced understanding of the various approaches to this fascinating study of human thought and behaviour.

2. Child Psychology: Gain fundamental knowledge of the development of children

Child psychology is the study of the mental, social and emotional development of children from birth through to adolescence. It examines changes in motor skills, cognitive development, language acquisition, and identity formation.

This in-depth Child Psychology course will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of the development of children and will give you an integral insight into why children behave the way they do.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Download printer friendly course content

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Psychology - Advanced 2 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Psychology - Advanced

Module One: Perspectives in Psychology

This is your introduction to the subject of psychology. It gives you a taste of the different approaches, some of which will be covered in more detail in later modules.

  • Unit 1 What is Psychology?
  • Unit 2 The Biological Approach
  • Unit 3 Behaviourist and Cognitive Approaches
  • Unit 4 Person-centred Approaches
  • Unit 5 Methods and Debate in Psychology

Module Two: Social Psychology

This is the first major approach we will cover in detail. We are considering the ways in which we look at the behaviour of others, and ourselves. There are five topics to cover in this module.

  • Unit 6 Attitudes
  • Unit 7 Social Influence
  • Unit 8 Obedience
  • Unit 9 Social Cognition
  • Unit 10 Applied Social Psychology

Module Three: Cognitive Psychology & its Applications

This is the third module of the course, and we will be looking at the way in which humans process information.

  • Unit 11 Perception
  • Unit 12 Attention
  • Unit 13 Remembering
  • Unit 14 Forgetting
  • Unit 15 Language
  • Unit 16 Thinking
  • Unit 17 Problem-Solving and Artificial Intelligence

Module Four: Child Development

Here we will be looking at human development throughout the life span. There are five areas to be covered in this part of the course.

  • Unit 18 Issues in Child Development
  • Unit 19 Cognitive Development
  • Unit 20 The Development of Language and Communication
  • Unit 21 Social Perception
  • Unit 22 Moral Development

Module Five: The Psychology of A Typical Behaviour

This module covers four main areas.

  • Unit 23 The Definition and Diagnosis of A Typical Behaviour
  • Unit 24 Treatments of A Typical Behaviour
  • Unit 25 Emotional Disorders

Module Six: Research Methods

Research methods are required throughout the course, particularly in your project work. This section may be tackled at any point in your studies and should be used for reference purposes throughout.

  • Unit 26 Research Methods
  • Unit 27 Research Issues
  • Unit 28 Data Analysis


Course 2 - Child Psychology

Major Developmental Issues

Unit One: The First Year of Life

  • Infant reflexes; Social development during the first year of life including the social smile and onset of fear of strangers.

Unit Two: The Formation of Attachments

  • Imprinting; Attachment (Bowlby) including cross-cultural studies; Harlow and surrogate mothers; Relevance of animal studies in child development.

Unit Three: Consequences of Breakdowns in Attachments

  • Maternal deprivation; Implications of theories of attachment and maternal deprivation when placing children with surrogates.

Unit Four: The Home, Family and School

  • Group vs family care and studies of effects of maternal employment and father absent families; Importance of peers and siblings.

Unit Five: Basic Principles of Research Methods

  • Nature and purpose of research, what is an experiment, supporting and refuting hypotheses, independent and dependent variables, control of variables, standardised instructions and procedures, methods of sampling, design of investigations.

Unit Six: The Development of Visual Perception

  • Introduction to the nature/nurture debate on visual perception; Fantz - form perception; Gibson and Walk - depth perception; how the physiology of the human visual system helps us judge depth and distance; Bower - size constancy; animal experiments on early sensory deprivation.

Unit Seven: The Development of Language and Communication

  • Development of non-verbal communication in humans, gestures etc; comparisons with non-human primates; outline of language development in humans; including naturalistic observational in humans; including naturalistic observational studies and criticisms of these; Innate and reinforcement theories.

Unit Eight: Intelligence and Intelligence Testing

  • Definitions of intelligence; mental age and IQ; Tests of intelligence; Advantages and disadvantages of IQ testing.

Unit Nine: Nature/Nurture Debate in the Study of Intelligence

  • Twins studies; stability of IQ; Are early experiences decisive for later development?

Unit Ten: Data Collection and Interpretation

  • Tables and histograms, correlation and scattergrams; Mean; Range; Drawing conclusions from data.


The Child as an Individual

Unit Eleven: How Children Think

  • Piaget's theory of cognitive development; including studies of egocentrism and criticisms of his work.

Unit Twelve: Learning Theory - How Behaviour is Acquired

  • Learning and conditioning - classical conditioning and operant conditioning; including explanations of extinction, discrimination and generalisation; positive and negative reinforcement; Social Learning Theory and criticisms.

Unit Thirteen: Freud's Psychodynamic Theory - An Alternative Approach

  • Personality structure, 5 stage theory, criticisms.

Unit Fourteen: Moral Development

  • Definition in psychological terms; investigation of moral behaviour, moral feelings and moral judgement.

Unit Fifteen: The Development of Gender Roles

  • Sex-typing; Gender identity; Biological, social and cultural theories.

Unit Sixteen: Aggression in Children

  • Biological basis of aggression; Psychological theory and aggression; Aggression as a learned response;
    Imitation of aggression; viewing violence; Punishment for aggression; sex differences in aggression.

Unit Seventeen: Methods Used in Child Development Research

  • Observational, Survey, Correlational, Experimental - advantages and disadvantages.

Unit Eighteen: Play

  • The importance of play to learning;
    Piaget's theory of play; forms of play;
    Relevance of psychological theories to pre-school education;Play and learning in nursery schools; Play therapy.

Unit Nineteen: Learning in School

  • Programmed learning and its relationship to learning theory - advantages and disadvantages; Discovery learning and its effectiveness.

Unit Twenty: Behaviour Modification

  • Explanation and examples; Relationship to learning theory; Points systems, Advantages and disadvantages.


Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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