1Course Overview

Psychology Studies

Course code: OSC1133

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Gain a detailed insight into psychology with this 4 course bundle, from home!

This bundle is perfect for those who wish to develop a sound knowledge base in psychology.

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in psychology, this bundle is ideal for:

  • Students who are working in psychology and want to boost their knowledge and skills
  • Those who want to kick-start their career in psychology

This bundle enables you to:

  • Understand why we behave the way we do and identify the different research methods
  • Explore what goes through a child’s mind in terms of memory and memory processes
  • Gain an insight into the principles of NLP
  • Investigate why some people deviate from social norms
  • Study from home, at your own pace

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.

Discounts on selected courses - Until 28th May
2Course Content

Psychology Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Defining Psychology
  • Introduction
  • Psychology practice and approaches
  • Behaviourism
  • Classification of psychology
Unit 2: Research Methods in Psychology
  • Qualitative or quantitative
  • Ethical considerations
  • Experimental and non-experimental methods
  • Analysing and presenting data
Unit 3: Psychological Abnormality
  • The Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
Unit 4: Behaviour and Experience
  • The central nervous system
  • Sensory processes
  • Addictive behaviour
  • Drug addiction
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Smoking addiction
  • Motivation
Unit 5: Cognitive Psychology
  • Perception
  • Attention
  • Language acquisition
  • Memory
  • Development of the shelf
Unit 6: Social Psychology
  • Conformity
  • Groups and group behaviour
  • Altruism
  • Pro-social and anti-social behaviour
  • Aggression

 

Child Psychology Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Defining Child Psychology
  • 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
Unit 2: Forming Relationships in Childhood
  • Attachment
  • Nature/nurture debate
  • Bowlby's theory
  • Innate programming
  • Different types of attachment
  • Disruption of attachment
  • The childs first relationship
Unit 3: Perception, Cognition and Language
  • 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
  • Socialization
Unit 4: Emotional, Social and Moral Development
  • Social learning theory
  • Cognitive priming
  • Kohlberg's perspective
  • Eisenberg's perspective
  • Emotion and morality
  • Temperament and emotional development
Module 5: Children's Minds
  • 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?
Unit 6: Moving Towards Adulthood
  • Adolescence
  • Development
  • Having a sense of gender
  • Change

NLP Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Development of NLP
  • Anatomy of the brain
  • What is NLP?
  • Historical development of NLP
  • NLP Uses
  • NLP Application
  • NLP Modelling
  • Core Skills
  • Anchoring
  • Reframing
  • Presuppositions
Unit 2: NLP Principles
  • NLP focus
  • Pyramid of outcomes
  • Positive intention
  • State model
  • Life content model
  • SMART goals
  • Chunking
  • Core competencies and skills
  • Levels of communication
Unit 3: NLP Values, Belief Systems and Modalities
  • Defining belief systems and values
  • Maslows Hierarchy of Needs
  • Attachment and developmental theories
  • Revisiting learning styles
  • Applying predicates (preferences)
  • Additional NLP modalities
Unit 4: Levels in NLP and Language
  • Language acquisition
  • NLP levels
  • Transference
  • Meta programming
  • Revisiting learning styles and preferences
Unit 5: NLP Programme Design
  • 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
Unit 6: Applications of NLP and Professional Practice
  • 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 and interviews etc.)
  • Skills development

 

Advanced Psychology:

 

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
3Other Information
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 three 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 three years 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

At the end of this bundle successful learners will receive 4 Certificates 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 bundle itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The courses included in the bundle have 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 bundle 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 courses’ depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 and 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.

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.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

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

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

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification 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?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

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.

What if I still have questions?

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 Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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