Certificate in Introduction to Psychology

This is a specialist certificate course which provides an introduction to the central principles, terminology, theories, and knowledge base in psychology. The subject areas studied will include an introduction to methods of research in the human services, basic neuroscience, sensation and perception, emotion, motivation, intelligence, learning theories, personality theories, lifespan human development, cognitive and moral development, psychological disorders and therapy. Furthermore, the course includes a number of key assessment tools to increase your self-awareness and your self-understanding.

There is no prior knowledge or experience required to embark on this rewarding certificate course. It is designed for anyone with an interest in this field … or for anyone who interacts with others, day to day!

You are free to commence at a time that suits your schedule – and to continue at your pace for a period of six months. Full tutor support is provided for this course.

Note: The Online Counselling College uses a person-centred approach, and Egan’s The Skilled Helper Model.

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Suggested textbook for the course (to be purchased by the student)

Huffman, K. (2011). Psychology in action (11th Ed.). John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ.
Duration of the course