Lesson 1: What’s the Qualification about?
Psychology involves the scientific study of the human mind, human behaviour as well as interventions for ensuring the optimal functioning of individuals, groups and communities. In terms of studying psychology, you will explore a variety of concepts including perception, cognition, emotion, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior and interpersonal relationships, amongst others.
As put by SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology):
“The study of psychology ultimately aims to benefit individuals and society in the enhancement of mental health as well as in understanding and solving problems in many other contexts and spheres of human activity”.