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Psychology Course - February 2020

This course is for those interested in the study of human behavior and human mind. It is designed to provide learners with an introductory understanding of psychology as a field of study.  The course will have a strong focus on connecting the theory of psychology to practice, such as therapies and interventions linked with the major psychological perspectives.

This course is for those interested in the study of human behavior and human mind. It is designed to provide learners with an introductory understanding of psychology as a field of study.  The course will have a strong focus on connecting the theory of psychology to practice, such as therapies and interventions linked with the major psychological perspectives.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to psychology as a discipline
  • Main psychological perspectives
  • Personality: features & personality assessments
  • Social psychology: characteristics, conformity, group behaviours
  • Abnormal psychology: classifications & diagnoses
  • Therapies and interventions
  • Ethics in the study of psychology
  • Research skills
  • DCU Campus events and site visits Start: 14th February 2020
  • Duration: 12 weeks, Fridays, 10.00am- 1.00pm
  • Venues: DCU in the Community, Shangan Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9 Course Fee: €60 (€40 for medical card holders)

 

The fee includes certification and all course material

Enrolments: Application form (deadline 10th February 2020) and short interview

Joanna Ozarowska, DCU in the Community, 01 700 8851 joanne.ozarowska@dcu.ie

Lynda Ward, Sillogue Neighbourhood Centre, 01 563 5253, lynda@cafta.ie

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