Social Psychology Diploma Course

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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?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Social Psychology?
  • Part 2: How Social Psychology is Conducted
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What are Attitudes?
  • Part 2: How are Attitudes Formed?
  • 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
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Social Cognition?
  • Part 2: Heuristics
  • Part 3: Schemas, Stereotypes and Scripts
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Self-Concept?
  • Part 2: Self-Perception Theory
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Is Social Influence?
  • Part 2: Compliance
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: What are Group Dynamics?
  • Part 2: Benefits and Drawbacks of Groups
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Interpersonal Attraction?
  • Part 2: Social Theories on Attraction
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Approaches of Research
  • Part 2: Research Methods Used in Social Psychology
  • Part 3: Ethics
  • 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
  • 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
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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 certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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 £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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