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The Psychology of Corruption

Saturday 30 March 2019
10:00 - 13:00
3 Hours / 1 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Course description


Develop an understanding of what makes a person corrupt, the methods they use, and their reasons for behaving in this way.


Entry requirements


No specific guidance is required.

None except a keen interest in the subject.


What you will learn


Every person has their price. This class will consider why a person might commits corrupt acts how this depends on the person’s moral identity and surrounding circumstances. Why a corrupt person may see the unethical as ethical. It will also look at different scales of corruption, methods of corruption, and how power corrupts.


How you will learn on this course


Teaching methods will include tutor explanations, group work, the use of video and internet material where possible, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations.

If you wish notes in class can be taken.


How you will be assessed on this course


•Have an awareness of how power can corrupt.

•Consider how people can resist social influence.

•Describe and evaluate why there are differences in regards to gender and corruption.

•Consider why the world tolerates corrupt and dangerous leaders.

•Discuss the various methods of corruption.


Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)


None, although a certificate of attendance is available on  request.


What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time


There is no set work.


What you need for your course


Paper, pens or pencils, optional A4 binder for storing notes, handouts etc.


What you need to bring to the first class


Basic stationery.


What you can do next


Further study in related subjects.





Additional Information


Paperwork to help your learning


At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course.  Your tutor may ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals.


This paperwork is a requirement of the College’s Quality Improvement Programme.



The College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The VLE may be used as part of this course.  You can register on the VLE at this address:  http://vle.lecb.ac.uk/



Further information and careers advice


If you require any further information or careers advice please contact the College on 020 3045 5176

or email guidance@lecb.ac.uk


Venue Information


5 Brampton Road,


Kent DA7 4EZ


Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath.

Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422


Car park available onsite.  Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.


For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking


Please note:  This course outline is correct at the time of printing. Please keep for future reference.