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Get to know yourself and step into the world of social science with this practical psychology short course, as part of our psychology courses in Sydney.

Ever wondered why you click with some people but not others? Or why your kids are so entirely different from one another? Have you found that some jobs drain you even though you’re capable of completing them? Is there a person that you want to be but you are held back by something deeper? These are the sorts of questions that our psychology short course gives us insights into, but how do you turn research into practice?

This psychology short course in Sydney aims to give you a practical overview of behavioural and social science and how to use this information for real-world application. In this practical psychology course, you will gain insight into human behaviour, and learn what drives us as human beings. If you have been looking for a fun, practical, and informative introduction to psychology then this is the course for you!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this psycholgy course, you should be able to:

  • discover the origins of psychology and the different notions of self and identity throughout time
  • explore personality and discuss how different psychological theories offer diverse understandings of the human character
  • learn about strategies of effective goal-setting and how this connects to your values
  • learn about the processes that underlie learning and memory
  • discover what drives us as human beings, how emotions come about, and the predictors of happiness
  • learn about strategies of effective goal-setting and how this connects to your values
  • explore the social processes of attachment, attraction and social judgment
  • learn about stress in everyday life, its causes and its impacts
  • discover why it is that we try so hard to fit in.

Ideal for

This practical psychology course is ideal for anyone:

  • interested in psychology who wants to learn the fundamentals of the field
  • seeking to understand the behaviour of themselves and others
  • looking for open discussion and friendly learning environment to discuss ideas about human behaviour.

Course content

Week 1: Self-definition and consciousness
Learn about the dominant model used in understanding human behaviour. Develop your understanding of the psyche, applying the model to case studies of human behaviour.

Week 2: Beneath the mask
Explore personality and participate in a Gestalt personality activity and basic temperament test to learn more about your personality.

Week 3: Learning and memory
Learn about the processes that underlie learning and discover how we remember and why we forget to achieve self-control through a personal behaviour modification plan, strategies to improve everyday memory.

Week 4: Motivation and emotion
Discuss notions of happiness and practical strategies to enhance wellbeing.

Week 5: Gaining a sense of direction
Clarify values and strategies for meaningful goal-setting.

Week 6: Social creatures
What are conflict resolution strategies and the experience of validation?

Week 7: Stress and health
Develop your understanding of ‘mindfulness’: what is it and is it actually helpful? Practical focus: strategies for stress management and creative mindfulness.

Week 8: Psychological therapies
Discuss what constitutes ‘abnormal’ behaviour, participate in an exercise in understanding human behaviour.

Other information

Sydney Community College is an educational organisation dedicated to the provision of quality adult education. Classes are intended to develop skills and knowledge. Classes are not intended as individual therapeutic solutions. In health-related matters, guidance from a suitably qualified health professional is always recommended.

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Practical Psychology Course for Beginners

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$449 Limited inc GST / $359.20 / $404.10
Practical Psychology Course for Beginners

<p>Get to know yourself and step into the world of social science with this practical psychology short course, as part of our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/

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$449 Limited inc GST / $359.20 / $404.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Learning about behaviour and the motivation behind it. It was a great opportunity to ask questions related to my work as a disability support worker. The teacher gave pracial examples and I learnt a great deal from him even when tired.

  • said: A really enlightening and fascinating course. Juan is brilliant and engaging. I’m sorry the class has finished!

  • said: Juan is a brilliant tutor and his love for his subject matter really shines through - please pass on my sincere thanks for conducting such a wonderful course. The Holmes College campus in York Street in the city is adequate, but overall is a rather uninspiring learning space - Rozelle Campus is much nicer and more convenient. If the college were to offer a 'next level up' course with e.g. slightly more indepth information on each of the topics presented, that'd be excellent.

  • said: The course was packed with information and was taught in a relaxed and informal manner.

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