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Social Sciences Psychology & Counselling

Exploring the Applications of Psychology
心理學的應用

Course Code
PSYC9021
Application Code
1950-1849NW
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
06 Oct 2021 (Wed)
Duration
6 weeks
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$2520

Psychology is the study of human’s behaviour, performance, and mental operations. It also refers to the application of the knowledge, which can be used to understand social phenomenon, treat mental health problems, and improve education, employment, and relationships, etc. The subject lies at the intersection of applied, educational, and theoretical science.
 
The objectives of this short course are (1) to introduce participants to the field of psychology; (2) to describe how various psychological approaches contribute to our understanding of everyday life settings; and (3) to apply the knowledge from these studies to our own personal and professional lives.

When the word “psychology” is mentioned, most people automatically think of mental illness. Words like “shrink” and “psychoanalysis” quickly come to mind. When asked to name a psychologist, the most common responses are Freud or Jung. With a few notable exceptions, the media perpetuates the view that all psychologists are healthcare professionals concerned with mental health and well-being. Movies, television, and books present psychologists as specialists who are called in to deal with deviant or “non-normal” individuals. The field of psychology, however, is associated with much more than just the diagnosis and treatment of clinical psychological problems. While this remains an important and essential function of psychology, many psychologists have chosen to focus their time and research on issues and problems associated with otherwise “normal” human functioning in all domains of life. The fact of the matter is that humans routinely do amazing things without appreciating how interesting they are. However, we are also routinely influenced by people and events without always being aware of those influences. By the end of this course you will have gained a much better understanding and appreciation of who you are and how you work.

This course will highlight the most interesting experiments within the field of psychology, discussing the implications of those studies for our understanding of the human mind and human behaviour.

Syllabus

1. What is Psychology and how we learn about human behavior?

2. Understanding sensation and perception: How our intuitions deceive us?

3. Understanding the nature of personality: How external events can impact our characters?

4. Understanding social behavior: How good people turn evil, e.g. obedience to authority?

5. Understanding the nature of addiction: How our brains make fatty foods, orgasm, exercise, drugs, wine, and gambling feel good? 

6. Understanding consumer psychology: How marketing departments can easily influence our perception of things with subtle tweaks to pricing?

Note: Topics to be included are subject to change.]

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Start Date 06 Oct 2021 (Wed)
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Days / Time
  • Wednesday/ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Duration
  • 6 October 2021 - 10 November 2021 (6 meetings)
Venue
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$2520

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.

Notes

  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.