(Short Course) Understanding Psychology

Course details

  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Location Online
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Why choose this course?

Society today showcases a number of social issues such as prejudice, internet addiction and bullying. This short course is designed to introduce you to understanding the psychology behind these issues.

What you will study

A range of topics will be studied to understand how psychology can explain current events / contemporary issues such as:

  • Relationships
  • Prejudice
  • Bullying
  • Internet addiction

Teaching & Assessment

Structured Portfolio in which the student must:

a) Demonstrate understanding of psychological theory and research. For example students will contribute to on-line fora through posting their own understanding of theory and research and commenting on other students posts. 

b) Apply psychological theory and knowledge to a range of topical issues. For example students will be invited to select a topic area on which to put together either a poster presentation or an oral presentation. 

Fees & funding