Psychology is the study of human behaviour and mental processes that will help enhance your people skills. Research has shown that soft-skills like high intra-personal and inter-personal intelligence are traits of highly successful people most valued by employers. With this in mind, this cluster of subjects has been specially designed for you to acquire useful knowledge of psychology that adds value to your career and personal aspirations. Through this series of Psychology subjects, you will explore the motivations and causes behind people’s thoughts and behaviour, acquire basic helping skills both in everyday situations and at workplaces, gain an appreciation of global and cross-cultural contexts as well as make applications to develop your creative and innovation skills - all being skills and knowledge that are highly sought after in this fast-paced era of globalization and rapid change.
Subjects Offered *
Introduction to Psychology
This subject introduces you to the five major areas of psychology: cognitive (learning and memory), developmental (intelligence & personality), physiological (motivations, emotions and stress), social (conformity, authority, friends & groups) and abnormal (disorders and treatment). By the end of this subject, you should be able to understand yourself and others better.
Introduction to Counselling Psychology
This subject provides opportunities for you to explore the fundamentals of counselling as well as discuss the primary theoretical perspectives and contemporary issues that influence the counselling profession. You will be equipped with helping skills that you can actively apply into helping people around you.
This subject will give you a better understanding of how different cultural settings influence the way people think, behave, value and perceive things. It will raise awareness and create sensitivity on how culture shapes and influences a variety of areas ranging from individual development to socialization and work.
Psychology of Creativity
This subject explores and reviews approaches to creativity. It covers the psychological components of the creative process and the application of creativity in fields such as business, science, technology, arts, humanities and social sciences. The subject will culminate in a major “creativity project” that will provide opportunities for you to apply the techniques learnt throughout the subject.
* The subjects offered are accurate at the time of publication and may be subject to change.