Experimental Psychology Interactive

Course Synopsis

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.


What’s Included?

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.





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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


All courses include the following Interactive Tutorial series

Tutorial 1

What is Experimental Psychology?

1 - 1.5 hours

This tutorial will explore what experimental psychology is and what it is not. It begins by discussing the scope and areas of experimental psychology before exploring the science that underpins it. The tutorial then considers the questions that can be answered by experimental psychology and ends with a discussion on undergraduate degrees in the subject.

Tutorial 2

A Brief History

1 - 1.5 hours

Experimental psychology is often said to have ‘a long history, but a short past.’ This tutorial will explore the development of the discipline from its origins in the philosophical explorations of Ancient Greece through to modern-day thought and practice.

Tutorial 3

Research Methods

1 - 1.5 hours

This tutorial will consider the processes behind experimental psychology. It begins with an explanation of the experimental method before exploring the key features of experiments. The tutorial ends with an analysis of two classic psychological experiments.

Tutorial 4

Experimental Psychology in the 21st Century

1 - 1.5 hours

This tutorial brings us fully up-to-date with experimental psychology and its new methods and avenues of exploration. The tutorial will then move on to explore the relatively recent concepts of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, before ending with a discussion of computer modelling.

What’s Included?

All courses contain the following elements:

Interactive Tutorials
Online Quizzes
Access to the discussion forum
Access to all course resources
Certificate of completion

Key Details

Course Pre-Requisites Advanced/fluent level of English
Interest / motivation to learn more about this fascinating branch of Psychology
Course Level Target audience: Students applying to/thinking of applying to university
This is a taster course, designed to introduce students to the world of Experimental Psychology
Difficulty level: Easy
Fees £29.99
Workload Interactive: 4-6 hours

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