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Advanced Psychology Level 4

Course Code: ABC1169
Course Level: 4

Course Overview

Advance your skills with this Level 4 psychology course, from home!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand and gain knowledge on the theories of psychology
  • Analyse the role of social influence in social change
  • Gain an insight into the cognitive approach to explaining and treating depression
  • Discuss the role of stress in illness and how stress is measured
  • Learn about the biological and psychological explanations of offending behaviour and how the behaviour is managed
  • Explore the biological approach to explaining and treating OCD
  • Evaluate theories, models, concepts and applications of advanced psychology
  • Learn how to integrate resources effectively

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments!

You will receive your course by post, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!             

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 60,000 students that already have!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Social Influence and Conformity
    • Internalisation
    • Identification
    • Compliance
    • Informational social influence
    • Normative social influence
    • Conformity to social roles
    • Explanations for obedience
    • Resistance to social influence and minority influence
    • Role of social influence in social change
    Unit 2: Psychopathology
    • Abnormality
    • Deviation from social norms
    • Behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder
    • Cognitive approach to explaining and treating depression
    • Biological approach to explaining and treating OCD
    Unit 3: The Psychology of Stress
    • Physiology of stress
    • Role of stress in illness
    • Sources of stress
    • Measuring stress
    • Individual differences in stress
    • Individual differences in personality types A, B and C
    • Individual differences in associated behaviours
    • Managing and coping with stress
  • Unit 4: Debates in Psychology
    • Gender and culture in psychology
    • Free will and determinism
    • The nature-nurture debate
    • Holism and reductionism
    Unit 5: Approached in Psychology
    • Behaviourist approach
    • Social learning theory
    • The cognitive approach
    • The emergence of cognitive neuroscience
    • The biological approach
    Unit 6: Forensic Psychology
    • Problems in defining crime
    • Ways of measuring crime
    • Offering profiling
    • Biological and psychological explanation of offending behaviour and how offending behaviour is managed

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

    Course Duration

    You will have a full year to complete this course, which is plenty of time to be able to study at your own pace.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

No previous skills or knowledge is needed to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Advanced Psychology Level 4.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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