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This subject has an overview of how people absorb, process and retain information as learning takes place. Students will be equipped with the ideas of how understanding, retaining and changing of knowledge are influenced by cognitive, emotional, environmental and experiential parts of human beings.

Programme Fee

Awarding Body: 

This programme is designed, delivered, assessed and awarded by SEGi University through the SEGiUniDigital Platform. 

Entry Requirements: 

Entry Requirements - No 
Age Experience - 23 Years Above 
Language Proficiency - Yes 
Numeracy Proficiency - No 
Pre-requisites - No

  1. Introduction Aristotle: Empiricism and the Laws of Association
    1. Descartes: Mind–Body Dualism and the Reflex
    2. The British Empiricists
    3. Structuralism: The Experimental
    4. Study of Human Consciousness
    5. Functionalism: The Study of the Adaptive Mind
    6. The Theory of Evolution: Humans as Animals
    7. Behaviorism: The Study of Observable Behavior
  2. Research Methods :  Basic Terms and Definitions
    1. Independent and Dependent
    2. Variables
    3. Functional Relationships
    4. Stimulus and Response
    5. Overt and Covert Behavior
    6. Appetitive and Aversive Stimuli
    7. Establishing Operations: Deprivation and Satiation
    8. Contiguity and Contingency Measurement of Behavior
    9. Behavioral Definitions
    10. Recording Methods
    11. Research Designs
    12. Descriptive Research
    13. Experimental Research
    14. Use of Animals in Behavioral Research
  3. Elicited Behaviors
    1. Refl exes
    2. Fixed Action Patterns
    3. Simple Mechanisms of Learning
    4. Habituation and Sensitization
    5. Opponent-Process Theory of
    6. Emotion  Classical Conditioning
    7. Pavlov’s Discovery of Classical
    8. Conditioning
    9. Basic Procedure and Defi nitions
    10. Appetitive and Aversive
    11. Conditioning
    12. Excitatory and Inhibitory
    13. Conditioning
    14. Temporal Arrangement of Stimuli
  4. Classical Conditioning: Basic Phenomena and Various Complexities
    1. Some Basic Conditioning
    2. Phenomena
    3. Acquisition
    4. Extinction, Spontaneous Recovery, and Disinhibition
    5. Stimulus Generalization and Discrimination
  5. Classical Conditioning: Underlying Processes and Practical Applications Understanding Phobias
    1. Treating Phobias
    2. Aversion Therapy for Eliminating
    3. Problem Behaviors
    4. Medical Applications of Classical
    5. Conditioning
  6. Operant Conditioning OOperant Conditioning
  7. Operant Behavior
  8. Operant Consequences: Reinforcers and Punishers
  9. Operant Antecedents: Discriminative Stimuli
  10. Four Types of Contingencies
    1. Positive Reinforcement
    2. Negative Reinforcement
    3. Positive Punishment
    4. Negative Punishment
  11. Schedules and Theories of Reinforcement Continuous Versus Intermittent Schedules
    1. Four Basic Intermittent Schedules
    2. Other Simple Schedules of Reinforcement
    3. Complex Schedules of Reinforcement
  12. ChoicExtinction and Stimulus Control
    1. Escape, Avoidance, and Punishmente, Matching, and Self-Control Side Effects of Extinction
    2. Resistance to Extinction Stimulus Control
    3. Stimulus Generalization and Discrimination
  13. Escape, Avoidance, and Punishment : Escape and Avoidance
    1. Two-Process Theory of Avoidance
    2. Avoidance Conditioning and Phobias
    3. Avoidance Conditioning and
    4. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    5. Punishment
    6. Types of Punishment
    7. Problems with the Use of Punishment
    8. Benefits and the Effective Use of Punishment
    9. Theories of Punishment
  14. Choice, Matching, and Self-Control Concurrent Schedules
    1. The Matching Law
    2. Deviations from Matching
    3. Matching and Melioration Self-Control
    4. Skinner on Self-Control
    5. Self-Control as a Temporal Issue
  15. Biological Dispositions in LearningPreparedness and Conditioning Operant Adjunctive Behavior
  16. Observational or Social Learning
    1. Contagious Behavior and Stimulus
    2. Enhancement
    3. Observational Learning in Classical
    4. Conditioning
    5. Observational Learning in Operant
    6. Conditioning
    7. Imitation
    8. Social Learning and Aggression

Coursework - 60%
Exam - 40%

Credit Transfer: 

Upon successful completion of this Micro-credential certification in Theories of Learning (BPSY), students will be able to transfer grades and credits into the following programme(s):

  1. 1. Bachelor of  Psychology


Continuing Education: 

Upon successful completion of this Bachelor of  Psychology programme and meeting the necessary entry requirements, students will be able to progress into the following programme(s):

  1. Master of Psychology