This online course will give you an introduction to the fields of psychology that consider how the individual operates and is part of different social contexts.
Cost20252024$793 NZ Domestic$2,464 NZ International
Delivery typeOnline only
Teaching weeks 16 weeks
Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
It emphasises the importance of recognising culture, including indigenous cultures and especially Māori culture, as a significant social context for understanding the meaning of human behaviour.
Social and individual factors like personality, emotion, motivation, as well as social, cognitive and human development are key aspects influencing our behaviour within social contexts. The dynamic influence of others on behaviour are addressed through topics such as:
- interpersonal attraction
- social influence and attitudes.
For more information, watch the course introduction video below.
This course complements 73195 General & Applied Psychology, which teaches the remaining introductory psychology topics.
Topics covered include:
- cross-cultural and indigenous psychologies; An Aotearoa / New Zealand perspective
- physical, cognitive and social development
- health, stress and coping
- psychological disorders
- psychological treatments
- attitudes and stereotypes
- interpersonal relationships.
Assessment for this course is:
- 100% internally assessed
No textbooks are needed for this course.
Computer and internet requirements
To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
You can do this course as part of these qualifications:
Certificate of Proficiency
Course availability over the next 12 months