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Updated: 26 October 2020

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Psychology Topics #3: Crime, Depression
This is one of 2 Psychology Topics courses this year which build on the Introductory course, Understanding Yourself & Others. It provides a more in-depth approach to helping you explore the specific interests under discussion and/or build knowledge of Psychology and the behavioural sciences. Attendance on the introductory course is helpful, but not essential, as recaps and additional study material will be provided.

Crime is a major political and social issue, with the media obsessed with criminal activity and politicians vying with each other to offer solutions. The Crime sessions draw from biological, sociological & psychological factors to explain how people are motivated to turn to crime. The course explores the difference between crime and deviance, considers how deviance is often criminalised, and strategies for reducing crime & deviance will be explored.

Depression is the second major cause of absenteeism at work and the blight of millions of lives. The Depression sessions considers what Depression is, including the differences between the clinical and common uses of the term. Possible causes of Depression are considered and gender differences in its incidence discussed. Options for treatment are investigated as well as strategies for how to be around someone who is depressed.

Dates: 13 January – 24 March (not 17 February)
Venue: Rossett Adult Learning online
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 (+44) 01423 563768 or email adultlearning@rossettschool.co.uk

Dates: 21 January – 1 April 2021 (not 18 February)
Venue: Shipley College online
Places remaining: 18/20
Price: £120
(Discounts are available for multiple bookings of this course)
To discuss content, please contact me via the Contact page. For other queries and to book, please contact the Shipley College Enrolments team on (+44) 01274 327327 or email enrolments@shipley.ac.uk

Psychology Topics #4: Dreams, Personal Resilience
This is one of 2 Psychology Topics courses this year which build on the Introductory course, Understanding Yourself & Others. It provides a more in-depth approach to helping you explore the specific interests under discussion and/or build knowledge of Psychology and the behavioural sciences. Attendance on the introductory course is helpful, but not essential, as recaps and additional study material will be provided.

A great many people are fascinated by dreams – their own as well as others – and yearn to understand those dreams that seem to offer insight if only they could be understood. The Dreams sessions don’t aim to offer explanations of dream content – though there is some of that – but rather to explore theories of dreams, to understand their nature. This should enable us to decide how much credibility to give to their contents.

Life can be tough – sometimes with more ‘ups’ than ‘downs’. At times it can even seem like an endless struggle. The Personal Resilience sessions aim to demonstrate, both in theory and practice, how to increase your ‘adversity quotient’ – ie: your ability to handle ‘tricky situations’. This will include techniques to increase your personal resourcefulness, so you are more able to bounce back from difficulties. To some extent, we will even look at how you change your mindset!

Dates: 21 January – 6 May – 15 July 2021 (not 3 June)
Venue: Shipley College (UK) or online (to be determined)
Places remaining: 20/20
Price: £120
(Discounts are available for multiple bookings of this course)
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