Psychology: How We Differ As Individuals

Ref: C3840423

This course will look at how we differ by looking at individuals with unusual conditions or skills in the areas of personality, perception, learning and others as time allows. Case studies will allow us to see how the variation in some tasks can make us reassess what is “normal”. Studying mental illnesses in this light and using historical studies will extend this idea. There will be chances to see and experience different ways of thinking and learning and the group will be given some tasks (optional) to illustrate these points. It is a fun relaxed approach with all welcome.

Additional information about this course

No specific qualifications are required for this course, just an interest in the subject.

Course aim

This course will look at how we differ by looking at individuals with unusual conditions or skills in the areas of personality, perception, learning and others as time allows.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Name some examples of how people differ in skills of perception, learning, personality and other ways.
  • Describe at least one study covered in the course
  • Discuss topic related to individual difference - such as how this can affect our role in dealing with others.
  • Participate in activities in small group to practice some of the ideas of the course
  • Extend reading or viewing videos, using web links or notes given in class.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • optional web links will be available after each class

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Note book and pen

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Psychology: How We Differ As Individuals Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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