Factors Influencing Human Behaviour
Take the CourseFactors Influencing Human Behaviour
Start Date12 February 2024
End Date7 April 2024
What makes you the person you are? Unpack the internal and external factors that shape and develop human behaviour.
The Factors Influencing Human Behaviour micro-credential explores the elements that shape your social attitudes and values. Dive into areas such as sensation, perception, how good your memory is, and why memory is important in navigating life’s choices.
In this 8-week course, you will examine your habits and why you have them. Discover how effective your problem-solving skills are, and how much your feelings impact your actions.
Learn how your personal sense of self shapes your outlook on life and understand how this has a knock-on effect on how well or how poorly you connect with others to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Time commitment per week
An average of 10 hours weekly.
Is this course for you?
This course is for you if you want to learn how habits, attitudes and values are formed. Explore the factors that shape human behaviour and apply your newfound knowledge in a personal or professional environment.
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- 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.
This course has been reviewed by the OpenLearning team 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 Factors Influencing Human Behaviour 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.
Factors Influencing Human Behaviour can be stacked with Intro to Human Behaviour and Domains of Psychology, 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: Key constructs of human cognition. The role and importance of attention, sensation, perception and memory in navigating life’s opportunities and challenges.
Week 2: The development of social cognition. The strategies and processes we employ in how we think of others and behave towards them.
Week 3: How social attitudes and values are shaped. How social attitudes are influenced by your environment and culture in shaping the way you think about yourself and others.
Week 4: How key emotional experiences influence our actions. The beauty and complexity of human feelings and how they influence the way you experience and make sense of the world.
Week 5: The importance of wellbeing. The importance of a ‘positive psychology’ that focuses on enhancing your wellbeing.
Week 6: Gender formation – differences and challenges. Explore the complexities of gender formation.
Week 7: The uniqueness and beauty of the range of human sexuality. How sexuality is developed, perceived and responded to by different worldviews.
Week 8: Complete a final assessment. Review all aspects of the micro-credential content.
By the end of this course you will have:
- Differentiated key constructs of human cognition.
- Analysed social cognition as a key factor of human development.
- Defined the influence of environmental and cultural factors upon social attitudes.
- Described how key emotional experiences influence our actions.
- Examined wellbeing and a wellness perspective.
- Explained the formation of gender.
- Examined various views of human sexuality.
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.
How different factors influence your sense of self.
How your sense of self shapes your outlook on life.
How to create better connections with others to achieve personal and professional goals.