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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.
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
What you can do next
Further study in related subjects
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.
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