At a Glance...
The Module teaches biological information that explain
how the system works in terms of what is involved in the understanding
of how the information is perceived and how the human system interprets
the data and responds to the stimuli. Beyond that, the student will have
the opportunity to study issues of consciousness and recognize altered
states of consciousness, to distinguish between memory and recollection as
seen not only by the Modern Sciences but also the Aristotelian
Philosophy, delve into the depths of intelligence and how it develops, as
well as examine the ways we learn and acquire not just knowledge in the meaning
of new information but also how we learn ethical behaviors, how we develop
a higher sense of living, art and morality.
and more specifically
The Student will have the opportunity to understand various
personality Theories such as those of William Sheldon (Constitutional
Psychology), Gordon AlIport (Psychology of the Individual), Raymond
Cattell (Factor Theory), Sigmund Freud (Psychoanalysis), Alfred Adler
(Individual Psychology), Erik Erikson (Psychosocial Theory of Adjustment),
Karl Jung (Archetypes), John Dollard & Neal Miller (Reinforcement
Theory), Albert Bandura (Social Learning), Skinner (Radical Behaviorism),
Rank ( Will Therapy), Ferenczi (Psychotherapy/ Mutual Analysis), Carl
Rogers (Person-centred Theory), Abraham Maslow (Holistic Theory), The
Turners (Whole-Self Prebirth Psychology), etc.
Furthermore, the Student will study forms of Psychopathology
and will learn the signs which will enable him to identify what is what is
presented together with what could be done so that the person can be
encouraged as he finds his way towards Health again.
Finally, the Module will explore the most important Schools
of Psychology and will discuss main principles and philosophies.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, the
course will be conducted at the level expected of Undergraduate Students or
Professionals and Executives who can critically think and reflect. Therefore,
for all participants, reading and writing comfortably in English at the
Undergraduate College Level is desirable as well as a reflective Mind to delve
Although the lectures are designed to be self-contained,
students wanting to expand their knowledge even further will be guided to do so
through extensive bibliography. Students are advised to read the required
readings either before or soon after each unit, but in advance of the next
unit. Recommended and supplemental readings can be read any time throughout the
course in the self-study context and this is what will take your understanding
to new heights.
There will b video lectures (60-75 minutes each) each week.
The lectures can be divided into about 4-6 segments, separated by interactive
quiz questions for you to to help you process and understand the material.
In addition, there will be a problem set and a programming assignment each week
and there will be a final exam. You are encouraged to maintain a personal
journal of thoughts, observations and experiences during the course. For the
community work, there will be action learning activities which will involve you
talking to others in your environment. A brief essay is to be written based on
When studying the Module, the following main themes are to
Introduction to Psychology, The Nature of Psychology and a
The Biological Background Of Psychology
The Sensorial System
Consciousness And Its Altered States
Memory / Anamnese
Thinking Process, Concepts, Reasoning, Decision Making,
Personality Theories & Assessment
Stress And Coping Mechanisms
Psychopathology (Abnormal Behavior, Anxiety Disorders, Mood
Disorders, Schizophrenia, Personality
Disorders, Depression And Post-Partum Depression
Schools Of Psychology
What is the coolest thing about this course?
You will delve into the mysteries of psyche and you will
discover the hidden gems found in the science of psychology.
Will I be able to apply the learning?
Yes, each unit will include reflective exercises and action
learning assignments to help you understand and experiment with the ideas
studies at work or at home in your life. You will learn techniques for
inspiring vision, engaging mindfulness, spreading compassion and being playful
and enthusiastic building your inner understanding and improving your
Do I have to do community work right from the beginning of
Yes, community work is an integral part of this educational
program. You are expected to offer 4 hours of community work a week, which will
Do I have to do any personal work right from the beginning?
Yes, since this educational program goes very deep, it is
important for you to have your support system and personal work is an integral
part of it. You can choose to work individually or in a group in your area and
it is advisable that you opt for prenatal psychology to be the Psychology Thought
you work with, if this is possible where you live. A session of 2 hours a week
What resources will I need for this course?
All you need is an Internet connection and the time to read
and discuss the exciting materials available online.