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Updated: 17 February 2020

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Psychology Topics #2: Stress, Change
Just about everybody experiences stress in modern life. It is one of the biggest causes of absenteeism at work and contributes to poor health and even death. Yet it is poorly understood  and very often poorly managed. Change – whether in your personal life or your work life – is often a cause of major stress.
This is one of 2 Psychology Topics courses this academic year which build on the Introductory course, Understanding Yourself and Others. It provides a more in-depth approach to a key area to help you explore specific interests under discussion or build knowledge of Psychology and SocioPsychology. Attendance on the Introductory course is helpful, but not essential, as recaps and additional study material will be provided.
The Stress sessions divide the experience of stress into its biological and cognitive components. The course considers various causal factors for stress and the degree of gender differences in experiencing stress. There are also some practical suggestions for how to manage stress and information on the benefits and risks of using prescription drugs as a strategy for dealing with stress. The Change sessions consider factors which influence change from the individual/micro-level to the organisational/macro-level. Models are provided to understand and monitor change processes at all levels. Workshop participants can use these models to gain insight into their own experiences of change.

Dates: 22 April – 1 July 2020 (not 27 May)
Venue: Rossett Adult Learning (Harrogate, UK)
Places remaining: 20/20
Price: £95
To discuss content, please contact me via the Contact page. For other queries and to book, please contact Melissa or Catherine on 01423 563768 or email adultlearning@rossettschool.co.uk

Dates: 7 May – 16 July 2020 (not 28 May)
Venue: Shipley College (UK)
Places remaining: 17/20
Price: £120
To discuss content, please contact me via the Contact page. For other queries and to book, please contact the Shipley College Enrolments team on 01274 327327 or email enrolments@shipley.ac.uk