Course Duration: 16 hours - 3 hours
Psychology aims to explain mental phenomena.
There are six main approaches when it comes to analysing human behaviour. These will all be explored during the course.
The psychodynamic approach has two key features: It divides the mind into the conscious, unconscious and preconscious. It states that the personality is made up of three components - the id, ego and superego.
The physiological approach investigates brain functions in healthy and impaired individuals, studying brain chemistry and psychology. The common assumption is that biology underlines behaviour.
The behaviourist theory rejects the investigation of internal mental processes.
The humanist approach rejects determinism and emphasises free will.
The cognitive theory focuses on active mental processes.
The social approach believes that we construct our world view through social interactions.
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