Course dates

Online teaching

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Starting date, Wednesday 20 Jan 2021
6-8.30pm | 10 weeks

Course overview

Take an exciting journey through the most diverse of sciences. Discover Psychology not as a motley collection of theories, but as a powerful science that aims to improve people's lives.

The course is available in four formats:

  • Campus
  • Clients' Office
  • Online (Virtual Classroom) with live tutoring
  • Bespoke (Group or 1:1 coaching)

100% of AIR income, beyond operational expense, is used towards education and research. Read more…

The course is every Wednesday (6-8:30pm): 2.5 hours per session, with 2-hour sessions given by leading experts, and 30 minutes Q&A and informal discussions over a drink – allowing for participants to also socialise with each other.

This 10-week course is designed for anyone interested in Psychology. As psychology is related to all areas of life, this course is relevant to different contexts, including studying psychology as a scientific discipline, interacting with people, understanding self and others, and much more.

During this course we will explore questions such as: Why do people think and behave differently from each other? How do we develop? Why do cultures differ and how do they shape our perception and behaviour? What makes humans so different from other species? How does our brain cope with the vast amounts of information we process? How to use psychology to run a successful business? How can growing psychological knowledge help us to lead healthier and happier lives?

This interactive course in Psychology is taught in small groups. Each week will explore different psychological topics, including memory, attention and consciousness; leadership, obedience and conformity; human brain and the mind; psychological wellbeing and disorders; relationships; and how to critically evaluate the vast amount of information we receive. The sessions will be given by psychologists conducting cutting-edge research in specific areas of psychology. For example, our tutors have leading expertise in relationships, sleep, education, creativity, the brain and the mind, psychology in the legal context, psychopathology and wellbeing.

The course will also be tailored to the interests of participants – you will be able to ask questions and discuss other topics during the weekly Q&A sessions.

The short course is taught by psychologists conducting cutting-edge research in specific areas of psychology. For example, our tutors have leading expertise in relationships, sleep, education, creativity, the brain and the mind, psychology in the legal context, psychopathology and wellbeing.

Campus Courses - VAT-free: Our venues are in central London (Senate House) and in New Cross. You can select your preferred location by choosing the date available.
Virtual Classroom Courses - VAT-free: Live tutoring brings all the benefits of face to face training and, in addition, improves skills for ‘digital’ participation. There is an increasing need for online activities in all areas of life – making ‘digital’ participation an essential skill of the 21st century.
Bespoke Courses: If you are interested in a tailor-made Public Speaking course option: 1-1 coaching or bespoke group training, please contact us using the email or phone number provided below.

Fees

£410

Booking information

Starting date, Wednesday 20 Jan 2021
6-8.30pm | 10 weeks

Enquiries

If you have any questions about this course please contact air (@gold.ac.uk) or call +44 (0)20 7078 5468.

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Location

Online

Tutor information


Yulia Kovas

Yulia Kovas is Professor of Psychology and also holds degrees in linguistics and literature. She has experience of teaching English to students of all ages and teaching Psychology at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

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Learning outcomes

On this programme, you will:

  • Discover all areas of contemporary psychology that are included in psychology degrees, including psychology of the person, social psychology, individual differences, personality and intelligence, cognitive science, decision making, developmental psychology, organisational psychology and research methods.
  • Gain insights into the human mind and how it is supported by the brain.
  • Develop your understanding of behaviour as a product of a myriad of complex processes.

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