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Colours Curriculum

Psychology - Physiology - Emotional

Human development is a combination of several factors in relation to the evolution of our physical ability as well as our emotional and psychological growth.

Part of the Colours Lifestyle approach is to assist people to become aware of the various processes which take place within our familial and communal orbits, then to understand them.

Through this innovative process we are then able to understand our own development as well as that of others, then manage our relationships resolving any conflicts misunderstandings and prejudices preventing them from being further developed in ourselves and others with whom we may have contact.

Psychological development – Introduction

Module 1

  1. Attachments in development
  2. The development and variety of attachments
  3. Depravation and privation
  4. Day care as a critical issue

Module 2

  1. Human development
  2. Short term and long term memory
  3. Forgetting
  4. Eyewitness testimony as a critical issue

Module 3

  1. Stress
  2. Stress as a body response.
  3. Sources of stress
  4. Stress management as a critical issue.

Module 4

  1. Social influences
  2. Conformity and minority influences – how we are drawn into scenarios and beliefs.
  3. Obedience to authority - conduct order and conduct disorder explored.

Module 5

  1. Abnormalities
  2. What is abnormality?
  3. Clinical biological and psychological models
  4. Eating disorders – manifestations of trauma and media influences

Module 6

  1. Human memory
  2. Short term and long term memory
  3. Forgetting
  4. Eyewitness testimony – why people can get recall wrong

Module 7

  1. Research and development
  2. How we designed our research.
  3. The aims, objectives and reasoning of our research

Module 8

  1. Questions and answers - On line or otherwise………

Unit 2 - Social Psychology

Module 9

  1. Social cognition - what we think we know how we perceive.
  2. Social perception – features of awareness and how we interpret experiences.
  3. Prejudices and discrimination – how we are influenced by our environment

Module 10

  1. Relationships
  2. Forms of attraction – the how, why and way we form relationships.
  3. Maintenance and dissolution of relationships…The basis of domestic harmony or harm
  4. Cultural and sub cultural differences – understanding the differences with you, your neighbour your children

Module 11

  1. Pro and Anti social behaviour explained
  2. Origins of adoration and aggression
  3. Social conformity – why we act the way we do in crowds, why our children may be altruistic and caring
  4. Social and media influences on anti social behaviour – Learning patterns from people we perceive as significant

Unit 3 - Physiological Development of thinking and feeling

Module 12

  1. Brain development and behaviourli>
  2. The brain and how it works – investigating the brain.
  3. How the brain works –

Module 13

  1. Biological rhythms sleep and dreaming
  2. What are the biological rhythms that affect us all?
  3. The importance of sleep in behaviour and functioning
  4. Dreaming – going off line for maintenance.

Module 14

  1. Motivation and emotivation
  2. The brain and how it works towards motivation
  3. What motivates a person and why
  4. Emotion – exploration of the importance of E.Q. and I.Q.

Unit 4 – Cognitive Psychology how and why we think the way we do?

Module 15

  1. Attention and recognition
  2. Rational attention - what makes us focus on the task in hand?
  3. Divided attention – What are the real causes for us not to focus on the tasks we need to do
  4. Pattern recognition - how we transform the information we receive into a meaningful whole

Module 16

  1. Perception, process and development
  2. The visual system – seeing what is as well as not seeing what is not
  3. Perceptual organisation – how our learning, experiences and environments affect how we organise our personal world
  4. Perceptual development – how our culture, community and attachments affect our understanding; leading to prejudice dissociation and confirmatory bias

Module 17

  1. Language and thought
  2. Language and culture – The different meanings for the same word
  3. Language and acquisition – from the emergent self to the verbal self; how we understand and use the language that we do.
  4. Problem solving and decision making – How the meaning of words, phrases and language mean different things to us. This affects our ability to solve problems through the various cues and triggers of linguistic programming.

Unit 5 – Developmental Psychology – Learning from experiences, as a child and as an adult.

Module 18

  1. Cognitive development
  2. Development of thinking – The Andragogical and Pedagogical (adult and child) methods of learning
  3. Development of measured intelligence – The affects of nature, nurture and environments upon the developing child and adult
  4. Development of moral understanding – how we move in six stages from moral self interest to ethical principles in a positive nurturing environment

Module 19

  1. Social personal and gender development
  2. Personality development – becoming yourself. The influences that affect you pre and post natal
  3. Gender development – Gender role, bias, learning and expectations
  4. Adolescence – the movement to adulthood and the positive separation from parents
  5. Early, middle and late adulthood – how to effectively move successfully from one to the other

Module 20

  1. Bespoke modules
  2. Evolutionary explanations of human behaviour
  3. Psychopathology – understanding differentiation of depression, anxiety, ADHD, reactive attachment disorder
  4. Gender differentiation
  5. Different approaches to understanding human behaviour
  6. Neuro-linguistic programming
  7. The role of Biochemistry in our development
  8. The role of Nutrition in our development
  9. The role of exercise in our development