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The Psychology of Everyday Life

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Delivered online
18:30 - 20:30
8 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

This course will introduce new ways to deal with difficult people and recognise when each one is appropriate. It will look at the psychological reasons why we don't always help strangers in need. It will make us more of the reasons for eating and why we don't stop once our energy levels have been restored. We will explore ancestral reasons why we are.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. To be able to explain at least four appropriate ways to deal with difficult people and recognise when each one is appropriate.
2. To be able to describe at least two factors that affect whether we choose to help a stranger in need.
3. Distinguish between satiating our hunger and eating for pleasure (i.e. set point theory and positive incentive theory)
4. To be able to provide arguments for and against evolutionary psychology contributing to human reproductive behaviour.
5. Identify at least 3 of your own personality traits

There is no additional work between course hours.

How will I be taught?

The course will consist of a mixture of tutor input, group activities and discussion. The emphasis will be on participation and sharing of ideas. If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.

What do I need to have with me?

It is essential that you have a computer/laptop with a camera, and access to Zoom. Notepaper and folder will be useful but we advise students not to purchase equipment, books or materials unless otherwise stated.

What can I do next?

The course would be a useful starting point for anyone considering studying Psychology at GCSE or AS level and is an excellent follow-on to Psychology Introduction or other courses in our Psychology series. Your tutor will advise you on the appropriate follow-up course or visit

During your course your tutor will offer guidance in relation to your personal progression route. Courses are designed to progress you to further study or into employment. In addition some of our courses support access to Further and Higher Education opportunities. KAE web site has information about these courses and developing your own business. Please speak with your tutor if you have an interest in self-employment or an interest in developing a career. We can also help you access the National Careers service.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join the course.
For your safety we require you to have your camera switched on during on line courses.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/136161/N/PF.