Psychology in the real world 1e-learning

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This online course introduces you to the field of psychology and how it can be applied to the understanding of everyday life settings. Using this context based approach, you will be introduced to a range of psychology thinking and examine its contribution to explaining human behaviour in the context of personal relationships; the workplace; health and wellbeing; consumer behaviour.

Aims of the course:

  1. To introduce the field of psychology.
  2. To show participants how psychology can be applied to the understanding of everyday life settings.
  3. To illustrate how various psychological approaches contribute to our understanding of everyday life settings.

Course content overview:

  • This course will begin with an introduction to psychology by outlining various approaches within psychology and their potential application in everyday contexts.
  • Participants will be introduced to the breadth of psychology in the first teaching week and will then see how various psychological approaches help our understanding and contribute to explaining human behaviour in the following weeks.
  • While each week will draw on multiple psychological disciplines, there will be a different focus each week on one particular approach, to enable a greater depth of learning.
  • Participants will discuss the application of psychology in contexts such as personal relationships, the work place and in health.
  • Participants will be expected to recognise the multiple psychological perspectives that help our understanding of human behaviour in context.


Induction Week: 4-10 June 2012

Teaching Weeks: 11 June-15 July 2012

Feedback Week: 16-22 July 2012

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A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who contribute constructively to weekly discussions and exercises/assignments for the duration of the course.


Terms and conditions and Refund Policy

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

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Lynne Harrison
Institute of Continuing Education
Madingley Hall
United Kingdom
CB23 8AQ

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01223 746255

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Course details

Start date

4 June 2012 (09:00)

End date

22 July 2012 (17:00)

Course code



7 weeks



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