What will I learn in Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of how people behave, think, and feel. It is the study of human experience from the basic workings of the human brain to consciousness, memory, reasoning and language to personality and mental health. There are many branches of psychology. Some of the biggest subfields within psychology are clinical psychology, counselling psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, sports psychology, developmental psychology, and social psychology.
How will I benefit from studying Psychology?
Studying psychology equips you to use your knowledge of human behaviour in your daily life. A goal of psychology is not only to understand the processes that determines and regulates human thinking and behaviour but also apply that understanding to solve practical problems such as why do people act the way they do, what shapes our personality and how do we learn and change throughout our life. Therefore, tacking Psychology is a great way to gain greater insight into the human experience.
You will develop research and analytical skills and the ability to be a better communicator by mastering the art of conflict resolution. These are but a few benefits of studying psychology. Psychology is one of the most popular subjects that anyone can take for career development and interest. With advanced training in psychology, you can choose to work in clinical practice, scientific research, or as a consultant in large corporations, hospitals, or government agencies.
Are there any special considerations?
- A good command of English is recommended
What textbooks and/or resources do I need?
- Simply Psychology – 5th Edition – Michael W. Eysenck – ISBN 9780367550158