Psychology Studies

Course code: OSC1133

Gain a detailed insight into psychology with this bundle of four courses!

  • Understand why we behave the way we do and identify the different research methods in psychology.
  • Understand why we behave the way we do and identify the different research methods in psychology.
  • Learn more about the principles on neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and the values and belief systems.
  • Study the psychology of stress and how social factors can influence our behaviour.
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in psychology, this bundle is ideal for students who are already working in psychology and want to boost their knowledge, or those who are considering a career in psychology and want to learn more.

This bundle is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

Course Duration

Up to four years.

Course Outcome

You will receive four Certificates of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments

Course content

Advanced Psychology Level 4

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gender and culture in psychology
  • Free will and determinism
  • The nature-nurture debate
  • Holism and reductionism
  • Behaviourist approach
  • Social learning theory
  • The cognitive approach
  • The emergence of cognitive neuroscience
  • The biological approach
  • Problems in defining crime
  • Ways of measuring crime
  • Offering profiling
  • Biological and psychological explanation of offending behaviour and how offending behaviour is managed

Child Psychology Level 3

  • How can we define childhood?
  • Historical perspectives of childhood
  • Emergence of psychology
  • Psychoanalytical perspective
  • Behaviourism
  • Classical conditioning
  • Changing behaviour
  • The cognitive, physiological, scientific, humanistic and evolutionary approaches to psychology
  • Research methods in psychology
  • Child psychology tools
  • Attachment
  • Nature/nurture debate
  • Bowlby's theory
  • Innate programming
  • Different types of attachment
  • Disruption of attachment
  • The child's first relationship
  • Understanding language
  • Cognitive structure and input
  • Plurals, syntax and grammar
  • The relevance of language to child psychology
  • Cognition
  • Vision and cognitive development
  • Hearing and cognitive development
  • Perception
  • Piaget
  • Socialisation
  • Social learning theory
  • Cognitive priming
  • Kohlberg's perspective
  • Eisenberg's perspective
  • Emotion and morality
  • Temperament and emotional development
  • Memory and memory processes
  • Short- and long-term memory
  • Models of memory
  • Prenatal memory and learning
  • From memory to mental activity
  • The organisation of children's minds
  • How children view others in their world
  • How does all this relate to child psychology?
  • Adolescence
  • Development
  • Having a sense of gender
  • Change

NLP Level 3

  • Anatomy of the brain
  • What is NLP?
  • Historical development of NLP
  • NLP uses
  • NLP application
  • NLP modelling
  • Core skills
  • Anchoring
  • Reframing
  • Presuppositions
  • NLP focus
  • Pyramid of outcomes
  • Positive intention
  • State model
  • Life content model
  • SMART goals
  • Chunking
  • Core competencies and skills
  • Levels of communication
  • Defining belief systems and values
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Attachment and developmental theories
  • Revisiting learning styles
  • Applying predicates (preferences)
  • Additional NLP modalities
  • Language acquisition
  • NLP levels
  • Transference
  • Meta programming
  • Revisiting learning styles and preferences
  • Application of core competencies and skills
  • How to plan and design a programme
  • Reframing approach and various types
  • Modelling approach
  • Anchoring approach
  • Reinforcement of behaviour changes
  • An overview of ethical practice and professional codes
  • Legal responsibilities such as data protection
  • Coaching and training
  • Professional development
  • Group settings and contexts
  • Human resource contexts (workplace, interviews, etc.)
  • Skills development

Psychology Level 3

  • Introduction
  • Psychology practice and approaches
  • Behaviourism
  • Classification of psychology
  • Qualitative or quantitative
  • Ethical considerations
  • Experimental and non-experimental methods
  • Analysing and presenting data
  • The Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
  • The central nervous system
  • Sensory processes
  • Addictive behaviour
  • Drug addiction
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Smoking addiction
  • Motivation
  • Perception
  • Attention
  • Language acquisition
  • Memory
  • Development of the shelf
  • Conformity
  • Groups and group behaviour
  • Altruism
  • Pro-social and anti-social behaviour
  • Aggression
Extra info

Assessment

This bundle is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have four years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive four years of tutor support, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

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 to you. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website.
This course has been benchmarked at level 3 and 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level

Q&As

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

You may start at any time and have four years to complete this bundle. It is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

No, everything you need is included in the price!

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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