If you have ever wondered what makes you, “you”, or about the relationship between the “mind” and the brain, or what consciousness is, or how visual illusions fool our mind, then you may be interested in the study of experimental psychology.
The course is designed to give students a basic overview of the study of experimental psychology at university, looking at the major areas that constitute an experimental psychology degree. The fascinating case studies looked at in this course – such as the mysterious case of Phineas Gage, the American railway worker who survived an iron bar passing through his brain – will provide great material to help you in your application or simply provide an insight into a fascinating area of study.
This course consists of 4 X interactive lectures – audio recordings with accompanying presentation material – each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. The course is available to start instantly online – once enrolled, you can get started straight away.
Quizzes and Exams
Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying psychology, medicine, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods.
Aims and Objectives
- To gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts and processes of Experimental Psychology
- To establish whether Experimental Psychology is for you
- To learn how to design your own psychological experiment
- To broaden your knowledge base in order to support your application
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Discuss with confidence the fundamental principles of Experimental Psychology
- Decide for themselves whether an Experimental Psychology degree is what they want to study
- Gain the groundwork from which they can pursue their own further research into this fascinating field of study