“Psychologists Do Not Read Minds” – Studying Psychology at Cambridge Seminars College


For those who are curious about what makes people tick, studying a 6-month Foundation psychology course at Cambridge Seminars College provides an intensive introduction to investigating the human mind and behaviour through interactive lessons, collaborative activities, wider reading, and practical research assignments. 

Our current Foundation students, who began the course in March, are now approaching their mid-term exams. They will be assessed on their knowledge and understanding of the units we have studied so far: social influence, memory, and attachment. Throughout the course, students continually study research methods in psychology, and they complete two practical assignments to apply their understanding. After conducting an experiment and writing a partial research report, students will go on to explore different approaches in psychology, delve into psychopathology, carry out further independent research and then sit their final exams. 

“What do you find most engaging about the course?”

Current student Reza says:

“Psychology is one of the most interesting and challenging subjects to study and learn. Therefore, I totally believe by mastering the subject it will surely be a huge advantage for each of us. Especially when we want to apply it to our working environment and daily routine. As time flies, personally I’ve found that the Zimbardo Experiment is the most interesting and attracts me the most to studying psychology.  Zimbardo’s experiment is about learning to develop critical appreciation of psychological research into conformity. Apart from that it helped to shape ethical conduct in psychology as we know it today. Therefore, by learning Zimbardo’s research, it can assist me personally in utilizing the knowledge into the real world, especially enhancing my capability and knowledge as a future lawyer or politician.”

What tips would you give to anyone wishing to study Psychology at Cambridge Seminars College?

Philip says:

“If you are anything like me and are new to psychology, it would be best to enter the subject with an open mind. I used to think psychology was really boring before I joined CSC, but after a few lessons it really grew on me and I am now enjoying the subject more. One main point in psychology is the terminology used in it. If you are new, making a glossary would help out a lot with understanding and learning the key words. There are other ways to study psychology outside of class, instead of just reading notes, there are many cool Netflix shows, movies and books based around real psychological experiments, which would most likely be part of the subject itself.”

What have you most enjoyed about the course so far?

Alsayah says:

“There are many things that I like about the course, but one thing that arguably me and other students on this course have liked and enjoyed so far is the activities, we would have activities almost every day in the beginning of the class, things like that would make the class more interesting and at times would probably make the students more competitive between each other.”

Why is Psychology such an important subject to study for the modern world?

Afrae says:

“Psychology can be defined as the study of the human mind and behaviour which includes understanding the anatomy and physiology of the brain. I believe that psychology is a must-learn subject, because unlike other subjects that you learn in school and probably use a few times in life, psychology is used in our everyday life. You learn how and why people behave in certain ways and how to successfully communicate with certain people, but also understand yourself as a person and improve yourself to become a better person or better at something. Because I want to be a physiotherapist such skills are required in the field, where I’ll encounter various types of people everyday with different personalities that have gone through different experiences in life and need to be motivated to overcome their physical condition. But such skills are not only used with patients, they are also used with coworkers in the field and in our everyday life with family and friends.”

Cambridge Seminars College offers Foundation courses in the UK in a wide variety of subjects. To learn more, click here.

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Jacob Klimaszewski

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