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What Will You Learn?

Behavioural psychology is a distinct subset of psychology that analyses human decision-making processes and influences. This encompasses the study of conditioning and how learning is affected by reinforcement and punishment.

In the Behavioural Psychology Diploma Course, you’ll learn about classical and operant conditioning, observational learning, therapeutic techniques, how to either build or break habits, how behaviourism is used in education and how behavioural psychology is used in the gamification of tasks in websites and apps.

You’ll learn about the concepts of creating conditioned responses and operant conditioning, along with positive encouragement and negative reinforcement. We will also discuss observational learning and its applications.

You’ll discover the therapeutic techniques used to produce fast and efficient results in individuals with specific behavioural issues. We will also consider both the positive and negative aspects of behavioural psychology.

We’ll look at how behavioural psychology is used to either build or break habits and the use of behaviourism in education. The course also includes an introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy and explores what it can and can’t treat.

The course concludes with a look at how behavioural psychology can be used in the gamification of tasks and discusses how websites and apps are already using psychology to keep users engaged and on the path to success.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of behavioural psychology
  • Learn about classical and operant conditioning and observational learning
  • Discover therapeutic techniques and the pros and cons of behavioural psychology
  • Understand how to either build or break habits
  • Discover the use of behaviourism in education
  • Explore how behavioural psychology is used in the gamification of tasks
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Behavioural Psychology?
  • Part 2: Behavioural Psychology; A History
  • Part 3: Famous Behaviourists
  • Part 4: Modern Behavioural Psychology Theory
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Pairing Naturally Occurring Stimulus with Neutral Stimulus
  • Part 2: The Concept of Creating Conditioned Responses
  • Part 3: The Concept of Learning Through Association
  • Part 4: The Work of Ivan Pavlov
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Concept of Training Through Reinforcement or Punishment
  • Part 2: The Difference Between Positive and Negative Reinforcements
  • Part 3: The Role of Timing (Continuous Reinforcement and Partial Reinforcement)
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction to Observational Learning
  • Part 2: Factors Affecting Modelling
  • Part 3: Behaviours Acquired Through Modelling
  • Part 4: Imitation in a Virtual World
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Behaviour Modification
  • Part 2: How Behavioural Psychology Can Help You Build Good Habits
  • Part 3: The Weaknesses of Behavioural Psychology
  • Part 4: Alternatives to Behavioural Psychology
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Behavioural Therapy?
  • Part 2: Treating Children with Autism and Other Mental Health Conditions
  • Part 3: Other Forms of Behaviourism
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: New Habits
  • Part 2: Important Factors Required in Habit Forming
  • Part 3: Create New Habits Using the Advantages of Old Habits
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction to Behaviourism in the Classroom
  • Part 2: Behavioural Teaching Methods
  • Part 3: The Nurtured Heart Approach
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Part 2: Core Principles of CBT
  • Part 3: Treating Anxiety Disorders
  • Part 4: Treating Depression
  • Part 5: Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Turning Ordinary Activities into Games
  • Part 2: Using Incentives
  • Part 3: Gamification is Usually Web or App-Based
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Behavioural Psychology Diploma Course is for anyone interested in human behaviour, thought processes and emotions, and how people acquire information and make decisions.

You could also use the knowledge contained within the course to better understand yourself and why you may do the things you do. You could even evaluate your actions and, where you see necessary, break or build habits to better suit your goals.

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The Behavioural Psychology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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