What is the course about?
The course looks at some of the theories around change, from a psychological perspective. There will be opportunities for students to consider their own experiences of change past and present and gain resources for navigating change more effectively and positively.
What will we cover?
• Psychological theories of change
• Change and transition – what’s the difference?
• Stages of change and life’s journeys
• Why it is important for us to change and what are its benefits?
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Understand in simple terms, some psychological theories on change.
• Understand the difference between change and the process of transition.
• Recognise natural rhythms and seasons of our lives.
• Review change in one’s own life from different perspectives.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is designed for anyone interested in the subject. It is introductory, from a psychology perspective and will offer some theoretical insights as well as opportunities to reflect.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Presentation/mini-lectures, slides, handouts, group work, class discussion and opportunity to reflect personally on the concepts and ideas presented.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There will be no formal assessment or feedback, however the course tutor will discuss and engage with your questions and learning throughout the day.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
PP144 - Psychology of resilience
PP133 - Psychology of wellbeing.