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Classic Studies in Psychology

Saturday 27 April 2019
10:00 - 13:00
3 Hours / 1 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£26.00 Course symbols: N

Course description

Find out about classic psychology studies and how they have improved our knowledge. This class will include among many other studies: Milgram and what this showed us about obedience, Zimbardo and how this explains deinviduation, Pavlov’s dog and how this links to conditioning, Loftus’ study and how this has raised doubt about eyewitness testimony.

Entry requirements

No specific guidance is required. None except a keen interest in the subject.

What you will learn

Psychology has taught us so much. This course will look classic psychology studies and how they have improved our knowledge. The class will include amongst many other studies: Milgram and what this showed us about obedience, Zimbardo and how this explains deinviduation, Pavlov’s dog and how this links to conditioning, Loftus’ study and how this has raised doubt about eyewitness testimony.

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 we are affected by deinviduation. • Consider how eyewitness testimony may not always be correct. • Describe and evaluate Milgram’s study on obedience. • Consider the implications of the Hawthorne effect. • Discuss Bowlby’s theory of maternal deprivation.

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

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.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, 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