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Psychology: Introduction

Saturday 6 July 2019
10:00 - 13:00
3 Hours / 1 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Course description


Covering the basics of psychology, influences on behaviour, psychology of learning, memory and human development. This course is ideal preparation for GCSE Psychology. An introduction to psychology, the science of mind and behaviour.


Entry requirements


a) guidance needed:


No specific guidance is required although learners should bear in mind that some graphic images may be portrayed.


b) entry requirements:


None except a keen interest in psychology.


What you will learn


A brief overview of psychology including areas such as biological influences on brain and behaviour, psychology of learning, basics of memory, human development, personality and intelligence.


How you will learn on this course


Teaching methods will include tutor explanations, 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


1. Identify some of the basic concepts in psychology.

2. State which topics psychologists study.

3. Describe and evaluate how psychologists research topics.

4. Discuss some of the major theories proposed by psychologists.

5. Recognise how research can be applied to everyday life.


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


Basic stationery.


What you need to bring to the first class


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


What you can do next


Further courses in psychology/counselling are available at the College.





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.