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Introduction to Psychology Level 2

Course Code: ABC012
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

This 6 unit independently accredited home study course is a great way to delve into this fascinating subject. You'll learn about how people behave, how memory works, how personalities develop and when you have finished you'll be ready to study psychology at a higher level.

By the end of your studies you'll:

  • Understand the principles of psychology and its role in society
  • Understand the relationship between psychology and social, cultural and scientific issues
  • Understand the moral (ethical) issues in psychology
  • Understand how scientific evidence used in psychology

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

This course is aimed at those who wish to gain basic knowledge and understanding of psychology as a scientific discipline. It will also be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about the way people behave, memory and learning or for those who wish to study psychology at higher levels.

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

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Introduction to the basic principles of psychology
    • The aims and objectives of psychology
    • Explanation of human actions
    • Discuss the role of a psychologist
    • Compare areas of psychology
    • Principles of psychology research
    Unit 2: Exploring memory
    • Processes of memory encoding, storage and retrieval
    • Studies of memory and investigative skills
    • Eyewitness testimony and the process of forgetting
    • Practical applications
    Unit 3: Personality development
    • Personality and temperament
    • Explanation of various psychology theories
    • Stereotyping, bias and discrimination
  • Unit 4: Learning
    • Defining learning
    • Theories and models
    • Conditioning
    • Social learning
    Unit 5: Social influence
    • Social facilitation
    • Bystander behaviour
    • Audience effects
    • Conformity, obedience and deindividuation
    • Social influence sources
    Unit 6: Gender identity
    • Influences on gender associated behaviour in males and females
    • Gender development including reproductive systems
    • Identity linked to gender development
    • Gender roles and stereotypes

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor. There is no external examination required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    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 2 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?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    Absolutely loving the course. It's so helpful that I've been given lesson plans and so much useful information. I will definitely be doing another course after this one!

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