Get the App on

Social Psychology Diploma Course

Certified Course
Accredited Course

Course Information

10 Modules
Lifetime Access
Study Group Access

Accreditations

US$163.63
0% Payment Plan Available
US$11.12 + 6 monthly payments of US$25.41
Select Payment Plan at Basket
Have a coupon?
What Will You Learn?

The Social Psychology Diploma Course teaches you how people work – yourself included. You’ll gain insight into the subject, its principles, and how it explains human behaviour. You’ll learn how people think in different scenarios, explore the reasons behind our thoughts and actions, and follow major studies in the field, discovering what they have taught us about ourselves.

Those new to the subject of social psychology are welcomed with an introductory module that outlines the basic concepts and sub-disciplines within which social psychologists conduct research experiments, along with a little about the history of the practice.

Following this introduction, the Social Psychology Diploma Course guides you through a comprehensive exploration of 4 intrapersonal phenomena: attitudes, persuasion, social cognition, and self-concept, and 3 interpersonal phenomena: social influence, group dynamics, and interpersonal attraction.

You’ll learn how to define attitude, the components (cognitive, emotional, behavioural) and dimensions (strength, accessibility, ambivalence) that they consist of, the ways in which they are formed and can change, and the ways attitude can be measured.

Relating to attitudes and behaviours, the course provides you with a clear understanding of what persuasion is within the context of social psychology. This includes looking at the 5 variables that influence the effectiveness of persuasion, the methods used in persuasion, and theories on how persuasion works.

Social cognition is how we process the world in order to understand it. The Social Psychology Diploma Course explains how this happens and the intricacies of the processes involved – defining what it is, detailing attributions and bias, and how we use heuristics, schemas, stereotypes and scripts to make sense of the world around us.

A person’s self-concept is how we perceive ourselves - an all-encompassing awareness we had of ourselves in the past, have in the present and our expectations of the future. You’ll look at the importance of a healthy concept of self and what can influence this, the self-perception theory and how it relates to cognitive dissonance, and the link between self-esteem and self-concept.

Social influence is defined and explained in the Social Psychology Diploma Course through looking at its 3 common areas: conformity, compliance and obedience, and the factors that affect them. You’ll also look at group dynamics – what they are and how they work, the key areas of study for group characteristics: norms, roles and relations, the benefits and drawbacks of groups, and the dangers of deindividuation.

Looking on an individual level, the course explores interpersonal attraction and how this leads to relationships, both platonic or romantic, and how one person feels about another (level of like, dislike or hate). You’ll be guided through the dimensions of attraction, the factors that can influence attraction, and the social theories on the topic.

Having learned about a number of intrapersonal and interpersonal phenomena, the course walks you through research methods used in social psychology – the approaches and types of research methods and the ethics that need to be considered when undertaking research. To give you a real-world understanding of research in action, you’ll be exposed to 3 famous social psychology experiments and their important results: The Asch Conformity Experiments, The Milgram Experiment, and the Bobo Doll Experiment.

Social Psychology Diploma Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Certified Course
Accredited Course
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Social Psychology?
  • Part 2: How Social Psychology is Conducted
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What are Attitudes?
  • Part 2: How are Attitudes Formed?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Persuasion in Social Psychology?
  • Part 2: Methods of Persuasion
  • Part 3: Theories of Persuasion
  • Part 4: Cognitive Dissonance Theory
  • Part 5: Functional Theories
  • Part 6: Narrative Transportation Theory
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Social Cognition?
  • Part 2: Heuristics
  • Part 3: Schemas, Stereotypes and Scripts
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Self-Concept?
  • Part 2: Self-Perception Theory
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Is Social Influence?
  • Part 2: Compliance
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: What are Group Dynamics?
  • Part 2: Benefits and Drawbacks of Groups
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Interpersonal Attraction?
  • Part 2: Social Theories on Attraction
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Approaches of Research
  • Part 2: Research Methods Used in Social Psychology
  • Part 3: Ethics
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Study 1 - The Asch Conformity Experiments
  • Part 2: Study 2 - The Milgram Experiment
  • Part 3: Study 3 - Bobo Doll Experiment
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Social Psychology Diploma Course can be taken by complete beginners to the subject, as it takes you from the basics to explaining individual human traits and research methodologies.

From the course, you will gain insight into the underlying reasons behind human interactions and an improved understanding of yourself, the knowledge of which can be used for self-improvement. While those considering academic progression in this field will receive a good level of foundational knowledge to build upon.

Social Psychology Diploma Course
Accreditations

The Social 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.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

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.

A State of the Art
Learning Experience

We provide a state of the art online learning platform, accessible from anywhere, learning available 24/7.

  • Access Your Personalised Course Library

    View your courses in your online course library.

  • On-the-go Learning

    Learn on your mobile, tablet, laptop or via audio.

  • Join our thriving online community

    Over 1 million learners.

  • Lifetime access

    Learn in your own time at your own pace.

A State of the Art Learning Experience
Don’t just take our word for it
Richard Neftin
Richard Neftin
You are on top of it in terms of getting my courses to me and communicating. I appreciate the structure of your website and how accessible and easy to maneuver around in it. Cheers. 5 stars!
Kim Milich
Kim Milich
Centre of Excellence have been fantastic! I am really enjoying my course and finding the materials and videos really helpful. I would highly recommend Centre of Excellence.
Marianna D
Marianna D
The Spiritual Life Coach course was informative and easy to follow. I feel like it's a unique course and I'm proud to have this certificate in my profile now!
Paula
Paula
Spiritual courses are a great resource and provide an excellent foundation for moving forward on your spiritual journey.
Paul Routledge
Paul Routledge
Brilliant set of courses. I recently completed an Egyptology course with them and was so impressed I enrolled into Greek mythology diploma. (I'm doing a masters in classical studies so the Greek mythology course will help). I'd recommend them to anyone who wants to learn new things at their own pace
Bellinda Dunn
Bellinda Dunn
A great range of programs. Likeable and informative presenters. Found the course really reassuring and helpful.
Ed Hove
Ed Hove
Great information. I can take more courses if I get time and money to continue.
Celebrating Your Success
Here at Centre of Excellence we are supremely proud to be at the heart of a vibrant community of hard-working students. The determination and enthusiasm of our students never ceases to impress us and there is nothing better than seeing our graduates go on to succeed in further education, work, business or just life in general!
Best Business Award
Best Business Award
This award is aimed at those that have gone
Learner Of The Year
Learner Of The Year
Have you really pushed the boundaries with
Outstanding Therapist
Outstanding Therapist
Are you helping your clients to make positi
Entrepreneur Award
Entrepreneur Award
Drive, ambition and a mindset for success a
Shining Star Award
Shining Star Award
This award recognises those that have gone
Achievement Award
Achievement Award
Have you gone on to really push the boundar
Contribution Award
Contribution Award
Have you helped to make a big difference to

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find the answers to the questions that we get asked the most regarding Centre of Excellence

There is no time limit for completing your course it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All of our courses vary in length but most of our courses will take you between 50 - 250 hours to complete. The length of this course can be found in the Accreditations section above.

Once purchased your course is located in your Learning Centre on our website. Please log in using the same email address that you used when you purchased your course.

You can purchase a printed copy of your course materials at the checkout or from within your Learning Centre at any time after purchasing your course.

This week's Top Sellers

22K People Enrolled
Child Psychology Diploma Course
4K People Enrolled
Forensic Psychology Course

Forensic Psychology Course

10 Modules

0% Finance
US$330.61 Save US$166.97
US$163.63
View Course
6K People Enrolled
Psychology Diploma Course

Psychology Diploma Course

20 Modules

0% Finance
US$141.37
View Course
2K People Enrolled
Relationship Psychology Diploma Course

Relationship Psychology Diploma Course

10 Modules

0% Finance
US$274.95 Save US$133.58
US$141.37
View Course
7K People Enrolled
Psychoanalysis Diploma Course
5K People Enrolled
Criminal Psychologist Diploma Course
3K People Enrolled
Neuropsychology Diploma Course
1K People Enrolled
Transactional Analysis Course

Related News

International Dog Day: 5 Things Your Dog Is Trying to Say to You Every Day

International Dog Day: 5 Things Your Dog Is Trying to Say to You Every Day

How many times have you found yourself wishing you could talk to your dog? Perhaps to tell them you love them, perhaps to find out wh... Read More

My Yoga Practice Helps Me Escape the 9 to 5 and Claim My Freedom

My Yoga Practice Helps Me Escape the 9 to 5 and Claim My Freedom

As a 25-year-old figuring out adulthood in today’s day and age, you might end up being funnelled into a life of discontentment. For... Read More

How Much Do You Know About Dog Behaviour?

How Much Do You Know About Dog Behaviour?

Dog behaviour is fascinating! A dog shares most of its DNA with its natural ancestor, the wolf, but their behaviour is very different... Read More

How to Keep Pets Cool

How to Keep Pets Cool

Ah, summer. You look forward to it, but then spend all your time grumbling about how hot it is… especially if you’re a four-legged... Read More

Social Psychology Diploma Course
US$163.63
Social Psychology Diploma Course
Social Psychology Diploma Course
Trustpilot
Certified Course
Accredited Course
680 Users Enrolled
US$163.63