Psychology: Love, Secrets, Dreams and more...

Ref: C2345832

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Love, Secrets and Dreams is short psychology course for exploring these three intriguing aspects of our mental lives, but also for discovering more about ourselves in everyday life too. Each will be considered separately, as they are interesting in their own right, but also how they link together to affect our emotions, how we think and behave and our sense of identity as individuals and social beings. Love - from early years affects our relationships, sense of self, security, trust and self-esteem and socially what is done in its name; Secrets - are vital to how we positively manage who we are and our past selves, but can be sources of guilt or anxiety and Dreams are symbolic, subconscious activities that maintain our well-being as we sleep, and as day-time fantasies for imagination, creative thinking and our future selves. Join us for a course of lively discussion that offers insights into human psychology and questions about yourselves not answered by the poets or novelists!

Course aim

Love, Secrets & Dreams are intriguing aspects of our mental life that are involved in much of how we think, feel and behave throughout our lives. Join us to explore the psychology of each and what links them and discover more about yourself too!

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explore how love, secrets and dreams work psychologically to affect our human sense of self and well-being
  • Recognise how love relates to other emotions, how it develops and in relation to different objects - including self-love and the connections between love and security, self-esteem and trust and more
  • Investigate how the psychology of ‘secrecy’ is both a source of difficulties as well as benefits in the management and maintenance of a sense of self /identity in everyday life
  • Explain how the nature and function of daytime and sleeping dreams relate to imagination, creativity and mental well-being and whether or not symbolism is important
  • Discuss how these three psychological processes are part of how we continually maintain and re-invent ourselves, our life stories and how they relate to the old myths and stories too

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All supporting materials will be available on Canvas and I can make suggestions for further/related reading too.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Psychology: Love, Secrets, Dreams and more...

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Waiting List Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our student privacy notice

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