Psychology, study skills, research and experimentation

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Last updated on May 27, 2024 6:55 pm

Discover the purpose of Psychology and explore its key areas, including the mind, body, personality, gender, social skills, and relationships. This course offers insights into academic psychology, helping learners apply concepts to future essays, reports, and experimental research. Gain a deeper understanding of how psychology can be used and linked to its principles, enhancing your psychological well-being and ability to cope with change and stress. Ideal for those seeking to reinforce their knowledge and excel in essay writing, presentations, and psychological testing.

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What you’ll learn

  • To identify the meaning of Psychology
  • To be able to demonstrate why Psychology is used
  • To establish the key areas of psychology used for people
  • To understand psychological research and experimentation methods
  • To be aware of issues that require Psychological intervention
  • To be able to outline the compounds of Psychology

This course will enable learners to have an insight into academic psychology. They will be able to make comparisons between everyday psychology and how it can be represented in their future essays, reports, presentations, experimental research etc. The content of the course will address the compounds of psychology. Therefore, learners will be able to identify Psychology, in a nutshell, as the science of the mind, body & behaviour. You are making a start by thinking about how psychology can be used in future and how its concepts can be linked to its principles.

What is the purpose of Psychology?

The perspective of psychology is on how we identify the functioning of the mind and why we behave in different ways. Psychology is a science, which is being researched and its components are being used to assess these factors related to the point of view of the person.

We can start to analyse the areas Psychologists focus on when trying to assess people. This will include: –

· The body

· The mind

· Personality

· Gender

· Social Skills

· Relationship skills

We will start by analysing how the body would be used to assess psychological compounds. The body will encompass its brains; hearts; hormones; genes and motion. The mind includes consciousness, sensations and perceptions, including: –

· Vision

· Hearing

· Taste

· Smell

· Touch

· Balance

· Pain

Thinking, which manages attention, memory, forming concepts, problem-solving, deciding & intelligence.

Communicating, including verbal and non-verbal expressions, such as body language, gestures, speech and language, motivations as well as emotions.

Personality has two main identifications. These include the extrovert vs introvert. When we analyse further there are the Type A and Type B personalities.

Gender and sexuality can be analysed in such a way that you will understand how they can incorporate into psychology. It is important to consider equality and diversity, in terms of how we accept and embrace these forms of identity. Social skills and relationship skills are important in psychology. We are always trying to find ways to resolve and build on issues in our social relationships. The way we interact is helpful and healthy for your psychological profile. Engaging with people helps with stress management and in turn, will help with your psychological well-being.

However, it is important to address any shortfalls in a relationship, where it is a give-and-take process.

It is important to be able to deal with your surrounding environment. This will include: –

Learning – the ability to learn from the environment

Context – the ability to grow and develop in response to the environment

Adaption – the ability to cope with change, stress and illness

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for learners who want to confirm and reinforce their idea of academic perspectives in Psychology
  • Learners can transfer knowledge gained to provide a clear demonstration of essay writing, presentation, including psychological testing and research

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