Diploma in Psychology
During the course students will:
• develop an understanding of the nature of psychology
• examine the way in which human actions can be explained on a number of different levels
• distinguish between emotional experience, expression and psychological responses
• examine the nature of sensation and perception
• understand the process of memory
• distinguish between the characteristics of classical and operant conditioning
• consider parent- child interaction
• evaluate how we form impressions of people
• consider the processes of social facilitation and social influence
This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of Psychology. No prior knowledge is required
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support.
Successful students will receive an ASET Diploma in Psychology.
Assessment takes the form of a series of tutor marked assignments
There are no entry requirements
The programme takes place over a timescale to suit the student. Once registered, tutor support is available for up to one year or until completion whichever is the soonest.
The programme is home or work-based enabling students to complete the course without having to attend scheduled college teaching sessions.
Throughout the course, students will receive tutor support by telephone and by post.
The course is divided up into eight modules, as follows:
Module 1: Introduction
Unit 1 What is Psychology?
Unit 2 Different Approaches to Psychology
Unit 3 Research in Psychology
Module 2: Emotion
Unit 4 Signs of Emotion
Unit 5 Theories of Emotion
Unit 6 Stress and Anxiety
Tutor-Marked Assignment A
Module 3: Perception
Unit 7 Sensation and Perception
Unit 8 Factors Affecting Perception
Module 4: Memory
Unit 9 Why Do We Remember?
Unit 10 Remembering and Forgetting
Unit 11 The Reliability of Memory
Tutor-Marked Assignment B
Module 5: Learning
Unit 12 Classical and Operant Conditioning
Unit 13 Applications of Classical and Operant Conditioning
Unit 14 Other Kinds of Learning
Module 6: The Development of Social Behaviour
Unit 15 Parent–Child Interaction
Unit 16 Attachment and Separation
Unit 17 Sexual Development and Gender Identity
Tutor-Marked Assignment C
Module 7: Social Perception
Unit 18 Impressions of People
Unit 19 Prejudice and Discrimination
Unit 20 Reducing Prejudice
Module 8: Social Influence
Unit 21 Social Pressure on the Individual
Unit 22 Group Norms and Conformity
Unit 23 Conformity to Roles and Obedience
Tutor-Marked Assignment D