Psychology at Oxford College
Oxford College | Ages 15 - 17
Psychology is the perfect course for students who would like to take their first steps in studying psychology at a more advanced level. This foundational course introduces students to the history of modern psychology, and charts its evolution through to a modern understanding of psychology. The course shows students how psychology is practiced today, from psychological therapies to political strategy making.
This programme is designed to teach both Psychology as a subject and the English language at the same time. Students will benefit from both a wider understanding of the history and contemporary uses of psychology, and from studying in a multi-national environment which will contribute to improving their English language skills.
This module examines the first pioneering psychologists of the modern era: William James and Sigmund Freud. Through an analysis of their works and attempts to map out the psychological territory of the mind, this module lays the foundation for understanding psychology in its modern incarnation.
William James and Sigmund Freud were the first to try to examine the human psychological condition as a scientific subject. Modern psychology has much more powerful tools at hand. In this module, students will discover what neuroscience can tell us about human emotion and motivation, and examine which parts of the brain are connected with what particular human trait.
How do psychologists and psychiatrists differ? How can psychology be used in sociological studies? This module examines the role of applied psychology in the modern world, from its use in therapy to its application in making political decisions.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.