Introduction to Psychology: The History and Science of Psychology

Investigate the history and science of psychology while mastering the basic principles of the scientific method.

Learn about the origins of modern psychology and improve your science skills.

Discover the roots of contemporary psychology and enhance your scientific skills

Modern psychology is a well-established science, but what are its origins?

On this course, you’ll explore how psychology became the multi-disciplinary field it is today. You’ll consider psychology’s divergence from philosophy, before moving onto the study of the science’s most important figures.

Gain soft skills you can use throughout your career

Finding out how psychology has evolved and gaining an understanding of the basic scientific method will provide you with a skills-set you can apply across all areas of your working life.

Explore behavioural, cognitive and clinical psychology

This course covers a variety of psychology science topics, including the science of psychology, the origins of psychology, early behavioural psychology, cognitive psychology and clinical psychology.

Together, these topics will give you a broad overview of the fundamentals of the science, and you can identify areas where you’d like to specialise in future.

Gain a foundation in modern psychology

. Once you’ve mastered the basics of what makes psychology such a fascinating science, you’ll move on to identify and learn about key figures in the development of behaviourism, structuralism, functionalism, psychoanalysis and cognitivism.

Towards the end of this course, you’ll also learn about the core theoretical frameworks upon which contemporary psychology is based.

What topics will you cover?

  • The science of psychology
  • The origins of psychology
  • Early behavioural psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Clinical psychology

Who is the course for?

This introductory course is for anyone interested in psychology – you don’t need any past experience.

It might be of particular use to learners who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree in other disciplines who are interested in expanding their science and research skills.

Introduction to Psychology: The History and Science of Psychology

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