Introduction to Psychology Certification
Don’t have time to sit in a class? Working full time, but still want to advance your education? Look no further – this course can be done anywhere, at any time! This Intro to Psychology course offers up-to-date information about the world of psychology, with an easy-to-follow design. Touching on various branches, including social, cognitive, educational, biological and developmental psychology, as well as the many career options makes this the perfect choice for the student on the go!
Each module within the course covers a different aspect of psychology, including the unique and colourful history and its philosophical origins, failed research studies and their impact on psychological ethics and how the wider discipline has changed over time. Learn about the key figures and history of psychology, while gaining an in-depth understanding of the many processes and theories that are used to develop the field of psychology.
Aside from the theoretical components of the course, which will help you to develop your foundational understanding of psychology, you will also be given opportunities to put them into practice. Through several activities, which are included in each module, you are given an opportunity to think about the concepts you are learning and apply them on a practical level. You will also be tested throughout the material, which will help you to check your knowledge and develop your understanding.
What you will learn
- An overview of psychology, including several branches of this discipline
- The history of psychology and the key figures that have contributed to each branch
- The main theories and processes of psychology
- Some of the triumphs and failures of past psychological studies
- How the brain shapes human behaviour
- The leading research in the field of psychology
- The strengths and weaknesses of each branch covered within this course
- How to conduct psychological research
- The importance of psychology within human development
- How this course work can be applied to a career in psychology
Benefits of the course
- Learn about a dynamic field
- Activities and quizzes throughout each module to check your knowledge
- Easy to follow course material
- Learn about a variety of psychologies and their real-world applications
- You will gain the foundation required to begin a career in psychology
- The ability to study from any location with an internet connection
- Learn the material at any time and at your own pace.
- Lifetime access to the course – no deadlines.
- Obtain a recognised certification when completing the course, which will improve your career prospects.
- An introductory definition of general psychology
- What psychologists do
- The main branches of psychology
- How psychology is applied in the real world
- What social psychology entails
- The history of social psychology and the key figures behind it
- The theories of social psychology
- Social psychology’s strengths and limitations
- A basic definition of cognitive psychology
- The history of this branch of psychology and its founding contributors
- The approaches used to understand cognitive psychology
- The discipline’s strengths and limitations
- How to define educational psychology
- The history and key contributors to the discipline
- The four perspectives and main theories of educational psychology
- Some of the controversies of education standards
- The background of this discipline, including a definition
- The key features of biological psychology
- About the interlinked history, and the key figures that helped to develop the field
- The concepts of biological psychology
- How to define developmental psychology
- The history and key contributors of the discipline
- The concepts that help to test developmental psychology
- The differences between the life stages
- About different theories related to identifying and understanding personality
- The differences in personality between genders, regions and siblings
- The common definitions of intelligence and how this is measured
- About the basics of mental disorders
- About conceptual change and how it happens
- How the field of psychology has changed over the last century
- How those changes will influence future research
- The benefits gain by society from psychological research
- How to define psychological research
- The three types of psychological research and the various methods used
- About the steps required in research ethics
- About the processes of data analysis and interpretation
- The types of psychologists and what they do
- Typical roles of the psychologies from the branches covered in earlier modules
- Salary expectations
- About some of the alternative career choices.
Who can take the Introduction to Psychology Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Introduction to Psychology Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 18 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.