What Is Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of thought, emotion, and behaviour. Psychologists examine the various aspects of human experience, such as human emotions, thoughts, and actions.
They apply their understanding of people in a variety of professions, including clinical, counselling, educational, organisational, and academic settings.
What You Will Learn
Students will gain an insight into the history of the field of psychology, explore major theories and research of prominent psychologists and researchers.
Students will learn biological factors that influence the individual, explore the brain and cognitive abilities that aid in sensation and perception and the various ways in which we learn. Students will learn what is intelligence and the various psychometric tests available to test intelligence, as well as various personality theories and personality tests.
In psychotherapy, students will learn the fundamental theories and skills of counselling. They will be introduced to the various components of counselling such as questioning and responding skills. Students will understand the professionalism and ethical principles of being a therapist. Students will further learn the fundamentals of mental illness.
PSY 01 Foundation Psychology
Foundation Psychology introduces the field of psychology as a scientific discipline concerned with the study of thought and human behaviour. How do people differ from one another? Does childhood development affect our adulthood? How does motivation play a part in reaching goals? Do we all think the same?
This module tries to answer these questions and many others. It explores topics on the history of psychology, human development, mind and brain, perception, learning and motivation, personality, emotional behaviours, personality and intelligence.
Trainer: Dr. Inderbir Kaur Sandhu/Dr. Foo Koong Hean
Student-Teacher Ratio: 1:50
PSY 04 Introduction to Psychotherapy and Counselling
Introduction to Psychotherapy and Counselling introduces the students to the fundamental theories of psychotherapy.
The module looks at several theories such as the psychoanalytic theories of Freud, the humanistic approach and REBT to name a few.
Students will be taught the fundamental skills of a therapist such as listening, attending, and responding skills. Students will further learn questioning techniques to be able to interact with clients. This module will provide students with the understanding and applicability of psychotherapy and counselling to successfully implement this professionally and in other areas of development such as personal, life, relationships, workplace and family.
Trainer: Laurence Ho / Tan Ming Chin
Student-Teacher Ratio: 1:50
English language requirement
6 months, part time (Jan / Apr / Jul / Oct intake)
SGD 2,808 w/GST