october, 2023

2023mon02oct(oct 2)6:00 pmmon27nov(nov 27)7:30 pmPsychology: An Introduction£87 (£52 concession)Parkside Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 8 weeks


October 2 (Monday) 6:00 pm - November 27 (Monday) 7:30 pm


Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

8 weeks


Course details

Brief Description

Psychology is the study of human behaviour. It takes the form of a number of different approaches, including biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioural and social theories. This course explores the richness of human functions and uncovers the secrets behind the brain, revealing its complexities and answering questions about how and why we behave, how do we remember, and why do we forget? Why do we like to eat, drink, sleep and have sex? Why do we conform and whom do we obey? Why and how do we fall in love? How do relationships break up?
This course is appropriate for gaining understanding of psychology and in preparation for more specialised courses.
It is a fascinating journey and we encourage all who are interested in the science of mind and behaviour to begin their studies here.

Previous Experience and Knowledge needed?


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you will have the opportunity to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the key approaches in Psychology
2. Demonstrate understanding of different brain structures and their function in humans
3. Describe where and how memories are formed
4. Identify and explain one psychological theory of choice. (Written Assignment by lesson 7)
5. Identify how knowledge learned on the course could be used in future career / personal progression.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment

No extra costs are incurred. However, if you are serious about studying Psychology thoroughly, we recommend the following text:
The Psychology of Mind and Behaviour. Richard Gross (2010) ISBN 10: 144410831X
This text will greatly enhance your learning experience.

For the first session you will need to bring:

Paper and pen for note taking.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Your tutor will advise you on future courses and day schools.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


£87 (£52 concession) To book your place please call 01223 712340


Venrease SturlongYour tutor is an experienced and expert psychology teacher, tutor, examiner and coach benefitting from a MSc. In Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health and a BSc. In Psychology & Social Policy and Administration. He has a passion for psychology and the desire to help others use this fascinating discipline to bring about meaningful and lasting changes to their lives.

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