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Certificate in Psychology

Course Type: Distance Learning
Institute Name: College of Management and IT (CMIT)
Fee: on request
Duration: 6 Months
Course Locations: *Nationwide*
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

Course Details

This is a comprehensive and in-depth course covering all aspects of psychology and social behaviour. It provides a fascinating insight into the science of the mind and behaviour. Students receive a course manual, assignments and studyguide, plus tutor support. The course documentation for this ABC accredited course is detailed and easy to read.

Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. You will receive the course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


Topics Covered in this Course



What is Psychology? Different Approaches to Psychology, and Research in Psychology.


Signs of Emotion, Theories of Emotion, and Stress and Anxiety.

Perception and Memory

Sensation, Perception, Why Do We Remember? Remembering and Forgetting, and the Reliability of Memory.


Classical and Operant Conditioning, Applications of Classical and Operant Conditioning, Other Kinds of Learning.

The Development of Social Behaviour

Parent-Child Interaction, Attachment and Separation, Sexual Development and Gender Identity.

Social Perception and Influence

Impressions of People, Prejudice and Discrimination, Reducing Prejudice, Social Pressure on the Individual, Group Norms and Conformity, Conformity to Roles and Obedience.


Who should complete this course?

People in business who are responsible for managing people.

People in marketing or communications careers who wish to gain a greater understanding of the human psyche.

People considering a career in counselling, people management, teaching, or communications.

People who wish to gain an accredited qualification in Psychology and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites




This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. There is no exam with this course.


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