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Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Overview

The Introduction to Psychology course at CTS College is a gateway to understanding the intricate facets of human behavior and the profound impact of psychology on various aspects of life. Encompassing a diverse range of topics such as principles, development, biological functioning, perception, learning, personality and social cognition, participants will embark on a comprehensive exploration of the field. Beyond mere academic knowledge, this course is a transformative journey that encourages self-reflection and personal growth. By delving into areas like health, stress, coping mechanisms, and social influence, participants gain insights that contribute to a better understanding of themselves and others.

This course also equips participants with tools to change and enhance their perspectives on self and relationships and not only lays the foundation for advanced studies in psychology, but also provides a broad overview of the field's applications in the real world. By the course's end, students will have acquired a specialised knowledge base, developed new ways of thinking about behavior, and cultivated positive attitudes, setting the stage for a more profound appreciation of human psychology and behavior.

Benefits

Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:

  • Explore the major subfields of psychology through critical, creative and reflective thinking
  • Understand the qualifications of and differences among professionals in the field  
  • Grasp the theory and content of Psychology
  • Demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends
  • Apply critical thinking skills in Psychology
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical inquiry and the scientific approach
  • Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organisational issues
  • Understand the values in Psychology
  • Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically and reflect other values underpinning psychology
  • Improve communication skills by communicating effectively in oral and written formats

Features

Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 6 weeks with 1 class per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Online classes which are also recorded for further review
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

This course utilises the following teaching methods:

  • Lectures 
  • In class group work  
  • Discussions
  • Videos

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • Anyone interested in the field of Psychology
  • Persons seeking to explore a more in depth study of Psychology

Entry Requirements

The following are the recommended entry requirements for this course:

  • A willingness to learn
  • Excellent listening skills
  • The ability to analyse

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

1: Discovering Psychology

  • Definition/Goals 
  • Philosophical issues 
  • Historical approaches to Psychology 
  • Modern approaches to Psychology 
  • Careers in Psychology 
  • Research areas

2: Brain’s Building Blocks

  • Neurons
  • Action potential 
  • Neurotransmitters

Incredible nervous system

  • Organization of the brain
  • The human nervous system
  • Limbic system
  • Endocrine system

3: Memory

  • Types of memory
  • Storing memories (encoding)

Remembering & Forgetting

  • How we store memories
  • Forgetting
  • Biological bases of memory
  • Eye witness testimony

4: Health, Stress & Coping

  • Appraisal 
  • Physiological responses 
  • Stressors
  • Personality & social factors
  • Coping

5: Anxiety Disorders

  • Defining abnormal behaviour 
  • Causes of abnormal behaviour
  • Assessing mental disorders
  • Diagnosing mental disorders
  • Anxiety

Mood disorders & Schizophrenia

  • Kinds/causes of mood disorders
  • Personality disorders 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Cultural diversity

Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Tuesday 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm 6 weeks 18 hours $1,200.00 Ms. Dhanmatie Ramlakhan

Session - Tuesday (05:30 pm to 08:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Cycle 1 - Online Classes Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Tuesday, March 12, 2024
2024 - Cycle 2 - Online Classes Monday, June 24, 2024 Monday, July 29, 2024
2024 - Cycle 3 - Online Classes Monday, September 2, 2024 Monday, October 14, 2024

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of each class. These classes are also recorded - therefore students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Additional Info

Assessment

Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Written assignment/analytic investigative - journal portfolio
  • An essay about psychology

Certification

In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.

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Fees & Payment

Cost

This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,200. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office
Cheque

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support

Facilitator

At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Ms. Dhanmatie Ramlakhan to facilitate the Introduction to Psychology course. Ms. Ramlakhan not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. She is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

Ms Dhanmatie Ramlakhan is a Psychologist, Lecturer, Life-skills Tutor, and Motivational Speaker. She has studied Psychology at the undergraduate and post graduate levels and is a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology. As a lecturer, she has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Her students consider her to be captivating and motivational. When she is not studying, she is often engaged with people centred and fun-loving activities.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Reena Seepersadsingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 376-7721 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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