The inside of the human mind is a truly fascinating place. Psychology is the umbrella name for the study of mind and behaviour, and the discipline falls into the category of science. In order for anything to be classified as scientific, it has to be observable, measurable, replicable. Some might argue that Psychology is not a science, as we cannot see the inside of somebody’s mind with the naked eye, that no one can know what is in there or how it functions. But it is easy to see inside the mind. When we watch what somebody does on the outside, we can know what is happening on the in, where the behaviour first originated – in the mind.
The Mind, often referred to as ‘the seat of human consciousness’, is the intellectual component that enables us to be aware of and experience our world. It is that with which we mentally process stimuli and that which enables us to think, reason, plan and make sense of the world around us. Some people believe the mind is the ‘thinking-feeling’ element of what we know as ‘I’ but there is no conclusive definition of what the mind is. Similarly, there is no collective definition of what ‘normal’ is.
Brains, give-or-take, are roughly the same. They can be analogised with a car. Even though the roads are full of different shapes, sizes, makes and models, cars require similar parts and can be seen to work in similar ways. Just as the brain contains different capacities, it too requires similar parts to work in similar ways, all tucked neatly beneath the hood of the skull.
From neural development, illusions, memory, child development, through to social behaviour, there are many great reasons to study Psychology. The two greatest reasons being that in our research we can (1) know what is happening in someone else’s mind, and (2) make sense of what is happening in our own.
Introduction to Psychology is for anyone wishing to explore the fascinating enigma that is the human mind. Beginning with an overview of brain and neural anatomy, you will explore the concepts of Illusions, Processing of Sensory Information, Memory & Forgetting, Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination, Psychological Learning Theories, Social Psychology and The Psychology of Aggression.
How to Say No (Seminar)
9th July 2019
Are you a people-pleaser? Even if you think you are assertive and good at saying no, this is for sure a thoroughly revealing seminar that has the capacity to change lives. If you constantly say ‘yes’ when you really want to say ‘no’ and are exhausted and frustrated as a result, this seminar is a must for you. With an empowering return on your inner resources, discover the secrets of how to deal with unexpected requests and emotional traps – and how to assert the power of saying no.
We go to sleep every night and often we dream, but why do we dream? Is the dream just an experience of random images or is there a purpose for dreaming? When dreams seem so irrational, do they have any relevance to our waking life and do the characters and images that appear have any real significance? When the mind is very active and conscious during the day, how and why is it that when sleeping and calm at night, a part of our mind is still so active, even though consciousness is not?
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