Domains of Psychology
Take the CourseDomains of Psychology
Start Date23 October 2023
End Date17 December 2023
Explore nine core domains of psychology to understand the human mind and human behaviour.
The Domains of Psychology micro-credential will help you understand the significance of biological and neuropsychological functioning of the human mind and body.
In this 8-week course, you will examine learning theories of classical and operant conditioning, as well as social learning theory.
Gain a basic understanding of cognitive psychology: thinking, learning, language, and intelligence. Explore the differences between sensation and perception and how sensory information is interpreted by the brain.
During this course you will reflect upon theories of social influence and famous social experiments. Build an understanding of industrial and organisational (I/O) psychology that is primarily practiced in workplace settings.
This micro-credential course also focuses on psychological disorders and factors that influence community mental health. Lastly, learn about social science research and its place within the field of psychology and explore the importance of good research practices.
Time commitment per week
An average of 10 hours weekly.
Is this course for you?
This course is for you if you want an introduction to the field of psychology. Explore the broad range of domains in psychology.
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What is psychology?
The word ‘psychology’ comes from two Greek words: ‘psyche’, meaning the mind, soul or spirit and ‘logos’, meaning study. Crossing the boundaries between the natural and social sciences, psychology is the scientific study of the psyche, which includes the totality of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour in a given context.
- Class of 2023 October: 23 October – 17 December
- Class of 2024 February: 12 February – 7 April
- Class of 2024 March: 11 March – 5 May
- Class of 2024 May: 13 May – 7 July
- Class of 2024 June: 10 June – 4 August
- Class of 2024 August: 12 August – 6 October
- Class of 2024 September: 9 September – 3 November
There are no online classes. Course content is released on a weekly basis allowing you to work through course material, and meet weekly targets, at a time that is most convenient to you.
Upon completion, you will receive a digital certificate of competence and badge. Your certificate and badge can be shared on 100+ social media platforms, allowing you to share your achievement with a single click.
The OpenLearning team has reviewed this course to ensure quality academic learning within the Malaysian and Australian credentialing framework.
An OpenLearning OpenCred is a type of credential that can stand-alone, or interact with a formal qualification. OpenCred courses are market-leading online courses that prepare learners for the future of work.
This course has been designed and developed by experts in the field of psychology. The Domains of Psychology micro-credential is for anyone needing to upskill in this area and offers 80 hours of learning and assessment.
Learners study online with peers and receive robust academic content while acquiring practical industry-relevant skills.
Completing this course leads to obtaining an OpenCred.
- 80 hours of learning
- OpenCred classification: Pathway
Stack specified combinations of SACAP Global micro-credentials and they can be recognised as equivalent to a module within our degree programme at SACAP South Africa.
Domains of Psychology can be stacked with Intro to Human Behaviour and Factors Influencing Human Behaviour, and recognised as equivalent to two modules within the Bachelor of Applied Social Science Degree.
If you meet the minimum entrance criteria, you can enrol for the degree and apply for module exemption.
What You’ll Need
- Access to Microsoft Word
- Google Chrome (recommended)
- Stable internet connection
What You’ll Learn
Over the course of eight (8) weeks, through videos, readings and discussions, you will explore the following topics:
- Week 1: Biological and Neuropsychology.
- Week 2: The Biology of Sensation and Perception.
- Week 3: Behavioural Psychology (also known as “Behaviourism”).
- Week 4: Cognitive Psychology.
- Week 5: Social Psychology.
- Week 6: Organisational Psychology.
- Week 7: Psychopathology and Community mental health.
- Week 8: Social Science Research and Summative Assessment.
By the end of this course you will have:
- Described the field of Biological and Neuropsychology.
- Examined the sensory pathways of the body and differentiate Sensation from Perception.
- Explained theories of Behavioural psychology with a focus upon theories of classical and operant conditioning, and Social Learning Theory (SLT).
- Identified theories of Cognitive psychology with a focus upon thinking, learning, language, and intelligence.
- Identified theories in social psychology that examine social influences upon human behaviour.
- Defined the field of Organisational and Industrial (I/O) psychology, and the settings in which they are practiced.
- Described the field of Psychopathology together with an overview of psychological disorders and gain some insight into community factors that influence individual and community mental health.
- Explained the importance of good research and its place within the field of psychology.
Our short course developers and assessors are expert practitioners. They have been selected for the breadth and depth of experience in their respective disciplines. The team loves sharing their knowledge and online learning expertise to help you get the most out of your learning journey.
Cover the key domains of psychological investigation and practice.
Explore internal and external forces that define human thinking and behaviour.
Examine prevention practices that positively influence individual and community mental health.