PSCN1005 – Psychology Fundamentals – An Introduction

Learn the best way to motivate people including yourself!

This accredited online course covers the neurological processes of brain, environmental effects on behaviour, personality, psychological development and more. Gain an exciting overview of the world of psychology; understand why certain characteristics influence behaviour, and use this knowledge to motivate people in both your professional and personal life.

This introductory course provides a foundation for further study. No prior experience necessary.

Rated 4.52 out of 5 based on 75 customer ratings
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75 reviews for PSCN1005 – Psychology Fundamentals – An Introduction

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Phillip Border

    very dense but interesting. Tutors are engaged with their students and offer help when needed

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tammi Floyd

    My course content is not bad all in all. The tutors have been awesome, I want to see the following tutors to handle my assignments, and they are: Sarah Tottle, Mathew Poole, Tara Murphy and Morgan Jennings. These tutors provide feedback on my assignments. One tutor, Kavya Raj does not instead she highlights it. I DON;T like it her way.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Ryan

    Being able to do in my own Time

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michiko Gustafson

    The subject was very interesting and I enjoyed learning about it. It was not too hard. I was able to complete it well. Buy a better computer elsewhere. This one I bought through you is too slow.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ann Marie Maguire

    Having the support of the tutors, the fact that i can study a diploma from home and the structure of the course is very good and easy to follow. Wouldn’t change anything. Not sure if i will get the course completed with in a year though as i work full time and have a young baby but i will do my best to complete within 12 months and if i am getting tight for time hopefully i will be able to get an extension.

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    Kelly Phillips

    Learning lots of new information about a topic I’m very passionate about.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michiko Gustafson

    The subject was very interesting and I enjoyed learning about it. It was not too hard. I was able to complete it well. Buy a better computer elsewhere. This one I bought through you is too slow.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ann Marie Maguire

    Having the support of the tutors, the fact that i can study a diploma from home and the structure of the course is very good and easy to follow. Wouldn’t change anything. Not sure if i will get the course completed with in a year though as i work full time and have a young baby but i will do my best to complete within 12 months and if i am getting tight for time hopefully i will be able to get an extension.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kirsty Taituha

    I had no problems in following the course intructions from start to finish. I got help when I needed it with easy to understand intrustions from the tutors. I liked the ease of doing it all online

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Terani Puangi

    Study in my own time Sometimes I wanted to talk to someone right away to clear up and clarify things. I loved the feedback made me more motivated to finish the module.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacqui Kae

    I appreciated the assistance of an extension to complete when I had some family issues arise that took me away from work and study. the customer service and understanding that was offered was fabulous. Thankyou it was a good starting point for re-entry into study. it was really flexible as to when and where I studied and completed my assignments this is the first online course I have done so I have nothing to compare it to, however it was easy to access and use.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Karla Bougen

    Strongly Agreed on all aspects of the questionaire.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vanessa Barreto

    There is lots of things &The Career Academy does, that met my needs compared to other institutions. Im to be studying with you.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vanessa Barreto

    There is lots of things & The Career Academy does, that met my needs compared to other institutions.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Raewyn Watkins

    I would love to see some more interactive ways of learning the topics. Sometimes reading had to be done a few times to understand, whereas a video may have been easier to understand? Support that is at hand so readily.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cem Uyanik

    Psychology course is awesome

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cem Uyanik

    If I could be notified how much time I have left till this course expires and i need an extension. Psychologys awesome

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dylan Brown

    I had been looking for something in mental health and found this whilst surfing the net – and this was the perfect option

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dylan Brown

    I had been looking for something in mental health and found this whilst surfing the net – and this was the perfect option

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sema Gurdag

    good service from, helpful stuff, easy to follow steps. the explanations of the questions (assignment)
    there was one page missing on the website of the course. without the printed notes I would not have noticed this error.
    I did complain about it but I haven’t heard a reply. nor was the error fixed

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Gunn

    They had the course I wanted to do. I felt a couple of the assessment questions could have been worded clearer.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kimberlee Michele Smith

    for a beginner restarting study, i found this to be very clear, understanding and easy to work through, Allows me to study something i love, while still being a full time mother to four children

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Garcia Guillermo

    Because I have a very busy life and I work different hours, online seemed like a great option to do things when I have the time.A big thanks to every one who marks and reads our material, Great motivational comments and fantastic feedback.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Garcia Guillermo

    A big thanks to every one who marks and reads our material, Great motivational comments and fantastic feedback. Maybe external links to optional material links on youtube about related material. Just making sure that the next course after Introduction to Psychology is the Certificate in Psychology and counseling
    let me know if this is correct. Thank you my E-mail is garcia_evolutions@yahoo.com.au

  25. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sema Gurdag

    good service from, helpful stuff, easy to follow steps

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Johana Gillum

    i done my research and thought this academy would suit my needs better i really enjoyed this course, loved the challenges and love the information i have learnt form this

  27. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lisa Veale

    I am interested in Psychology and thinking about doing a degree, so I thought I would do a course relating to that topic and see how I found it. The course material was interesting and once I got into the groove of it I found it very educational. it has now left me with a dilemma about where to go from here!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heather Smith

    Easily affordable, easy to follow, great tutors. Also very flexible. I loved the printed version of the text, made everything so much easier.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Virginia Craig

    the whole course was amazing, extremely informative and relevant, it was accessible, support was quick in response and very helpful thank you, I love all the courses I have done over the last couple of months

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Virginia Craig

    it was accessible, support was quick in response and very helpful the whole course was amazing, extremely informative and relevant, thank you, I love all the courses I have done over the last couple of months

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Meryem Zaim

    I enjoyed the course a lot, it has given me a different perspective in my career. Honestly, there’s nothing to complain about!
    It was a pleasure to study with this academy. Thanks!!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda Graham

    I chose to study with the Career Academy because of their great service and courses and support they provide.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas Timms

    It offered online distance learning in a subject I have wanted to study for years at an affordable price and easy to do payment plan.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Vargas

    I read about you in Facebook, I chose you because I wanted to study something related to Psychology while I was in New Zealand and the price was good for me. When I knew that it was a Diploma, i thought that it was going to be very easy (I studied a Bachelor Degree in Clinical Psychology), but after finishing at last this course, i felt very challenged by it. I did not expected to study all this and i think the assessments really involve all the content. I am very happy that I am studying with you because it is an excellent review of what I studied in my degree. I also want to thank Kavya Raj, she is my tutor. Her comments are very smart and to the point and make me understand better the topic. Also, she always gives positive comments, even if I have something to improve, her comments motivate me to keep on doing an effort and make me feel very good with myself when i did a good job. Tank you very much Kavya!!!!! I hope i can continue working with you in the next chapter 🙂 The only doubt that i have is when i do the tests. I always do it when i really think i understood the lesson, but sometimes, when I have a wrong answer, I really do not know why it is not that answer. I would like to have the option of getting an explanation (maybe next to the wrong answer) about why that answer is wrong. I go back to the book but sometimes I really cannot find them.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gezeng Yeki

    I chose to study with Career Academy because it fit in around my lifestyle I am a stay at home single mother.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melanie Heeney

    Over all I have been really impressed with both course content and tutors help when required. Contact replies where super quick which was very good.

  37. Rated 4 out of 5

    Margrethe Pedersen

    I wanted something I could study on the go as I have had to travel a bit in recent years. I was also looking for the highest level of training without needing to return to university. Tutors are great. And wow assignments are marked generally within 24 hours The multiple choice questions are quite frequently too open in my opinion. They are worded in a way which makes it very difficult to know whether something is true or not. I believe a true or false question format can really only ever be used when literally there IS only one answer. Personally I do not rate multiple choice at all as an assessment tool as I find it to be incredibly limited and relies so much on formulation. And oftentimes formulations can be understood in a number of ways, except you may end up with a demerit point, not because you have not grasped Psychology, but because you read and understood somebody's formulation differently than what they had in mind.Multiple choice leaves only one answer. Assignments, I believe, are the ones which really demonstrate knowledge and how someone may have applied thst. Also, for some reason the online and printed teaching material is not in the same order so initially I actually commented 'the wrong; module because it was the one listed first in the course outline on the course page, but the order in my printed material turned out to be in a different order. Confusing if you have only gone for the electronic option.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Casey Jackson

    I liked the pace at which I could learn and not being interrupted non stop. Although this learning style may not suit everyone, I enjoyed it and felt free to explore each topic. I didn’t require tutor help during but any communication I have had with The Career Academy has been great! The people I talked to on the phone were lovely and provided the information I needed quickly and easily, clearly they know what they’re doing, which is great! It made me feel like I had back up.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela Hewson

    It was very informative, examples were clear and easy to understand, though my understanding on some questions were a bit off but that was my doing.

  40. Rated 3 out of 5

    Alyssa Meyer

    I decided to take this course because I want a career in this area. The information in the course was helpful, but the communication and wording of the questions could be improved.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jess Johnston

    Excellent. A friend told me about this course, and I liked that I could do it in my own time.

  42. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jo Alderdice

    Great course! Challenging but interesting.

  43. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ariana Salmon

    One of the questions in topic 7 didn’t really make sense to me, the first question. I then asked for feedback and it took a few days for a response. Other than that I have really enjoyed doing this course. Chose to study with Career Academy because NO student loan and I can do it at my own pace at my own home.

  44. Rated 4 out of 5

    Stephen Keith

    Convenient and accessible. Overall a good mode of learning. I would recommend it and expect I will go on to do another course soon.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debbie Hunter

    I’ve found the course to be quite good the content is quite challenging enabling me to really improve my skills.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynda Rapana

    Convenience of online content. Cheap. And great learning! Would highly recommend.

  47. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jo Alderdice

    I have only done my first assignment and have found the tutor to be very helpful. Haven’t done any study for a long time so finding it challenging.

  48. Rated 4 out of 5

    Claire Marie Blair

    I like the convenience of working from home in my own time around the children’s school and after school activities.

  49. Rated 4 out of 5

    Vickie Culshaw

    It was convenient and fit in with my other commitments.

  50. Rated 4 out of 5

    Vickie Culshaw

    Excellent, fast to respond to questions and marking of assessments. Hopefully have just completed my last assessment for this course.

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mel Batt

    I really did thoroughly enjoy the course. I’m pleased I’ve done it, I have been keen on it for many years. I am in the middle of selling a home & the move in near future, so I’ll have to have a break, I intend on carrying onto the next level though so I will be in touch again when time allows.

    Mel Batt

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mel Batt

    It suits my family situation & all in stress free time.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you.

  53. Rated 4 out of 5

    Catriona Pianina

    I was interested in the topic, fitted into my life style and business plans, allows me to study, work and be a mum within my week around the schedules I have to work with. Just review of where boxes are. Question 1 on Topic 7 confused me as was given an instruction and then a box presented. Made me question if I was meant to put something in that box. Finer detail, but worth review, for time management and confusion.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kayla McMinn

    I had some spare time on my hands while waiting to get back to my Bachelors of Health Science and my friend studies through here so i decided to enroll. The course was great.

  55. Rated 4 out of 5

    Iranui Rankin

    i really wanted to do a counserling course, but needed to do one from home as i have a lil one, thank you very much

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen potter

    Excellent overall. I decided to study this course with The Career Academy because it fitted in with my work and family, I needed something I can do online and in my own time.

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alena Perkin

    I’m an at home mum so being able to study around my children is what I wanted to achieve because I want to be there for my children while they are young and growing up. Excellent course overall.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ana-Leigh Rowe

    It was the best option for me. I was able to study when I was able to and take as much time as I needed to complete the course. I found the course tutor, Maya, was an excellent tutor who was really helpful with any questions I had about the course or psychology in general.

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    Connie Wilton

    Good overall. I decided to study with The Career Academy because I could study without the pressure of deadlines on assessments, an i can do it all online

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paulette DeRidder

    all course information was clear and easily to access Tudors were available at all times ,although I found I didn’t need to get in touch with them for this course as this is my first one will probably need assistance as I further my study, there was nothing significant that stood out that needed improvement at this stage.

  61. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anusckha Weideman

    I just finished high school and my passion lies with psychology but due to my lack of transportation I decided on studying from home.

  62. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anonymous

    Convenience of studying online, and the flexibility of being able to do this whilst being a full time worker and mother.

  63. Rated 3 out of 5

    T. Lawrie

    The course was excellent. The financial options was a string factor in my choice to study through Career Academy. Also the staff were really friendly

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Warlich

    Great course – I enjoyed in! Definitely continuing on.

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    Munyaradzi Mukoko

    The assessments were clear and easy to follow and my tutor was knowledgeable. Great that I could work in my own time! Overall this course is excellent!

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Key benefits

  • Gain an overview of psychology
  • Understand the effect of personality and environment on behaviour
  • Learn the best way to motivate people, including yourself!
  • This course is accredited by ICOES

This online course is designed for

  • People who are interested in psychology or who would like a foundation for further study
  • Anyone who wants to motivate themselves or those around them

This course is accredited by ICOES

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★★★★★ “The course is great when you submit an assignment you get feedback pass or fail which is helpful and the tutors are friendly and helpful.” Thomas Timms

 

★★★★★ “I liked the pace at which I could learn and not being interrupted non stop. Although this learning style may not suit everyone, I enjoyed it and felt free to explore each topic. I didn’t require tutor help during but any communication I have had with The Career Academy has been great! The people I talked to on the phone were lovely and provided the information I needed quickly and easily, clearly they know what they’re doing, which is great! It made me feel like I had back up.”
Casey Jackson

Course summary

Investment: $395 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan

 

Assessments: 7 modules / 7 assignments. Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments

 

Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone

 

Duration: 70 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week over seven weeks

 

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months until you complete

 

Course Level: 3

This course includes seven modules

PSCG212 – The Nature and Scope of Psychology
PSCG213 – The Neurological Basis of Behaviour
PSCG132 – Environmental Effects on Behaviour
PSCG113 – Consciousness and Perception
PSCG174 – Personality
PSCG185 – Psychological Development
PSCG172 – Needs, Drives and Motivation

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