New: Military Psychology

How can Psychology be used effectively to understand, predict or counter behaviours in friendly and enemy forces? Military psychology is a relatively new field, particularly when compared to military history, yet it is inextricably intertwined with the historical development of war and conflicts which have appeared in different nations. This course will begin to explore the research, design and application of psychological theories and empirical data in this fascinating area.

Who is this course for

This course is for students who wish to understand the theories which help explain conflict, combat and processes of war along with understanding resilience. No previous knowledge or experience is needed.

What does this course cover

The course will cover the following:
War and Psychology
Theories and concepts in military psychology
The impact of war on civilisations
War and political repression

What will it be like

A number of different methods will be used including tutor exposition, pair and small group work and class discussion. A number of case studies will be used (both written and video clips) to illuminate the topics being examined.

What else do you need to buy or do

To benefit fully from this course it is recommended that students complete the reading recommended in class. You do not need to buy a text for this as handouts will be given and other resources will be available through the Moodle page for the course.

What this course could lead to

There are a number of Psychology courses that you may be interested in attending at the Mary Ward Centre including, 'Introduction to Psychology' 'Psychology of Addiction' and 'Developmental Psychology'. Some previous students have gone on to study at a higher level e.g. at Birkbeck.

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Got a Question about this Course?

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’