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Faculty of Psychology


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Faculty of Psychology


Faculty of Psychology



General Psychology via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - General Psychology Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - General Psychology Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - General Psychology Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - General Psychology Online via distance learning


Psychology broadly approaches human problems (both individual and interpersonal) and explicitly discusses topics such as assessment, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, program development, administration, and research along with their applications to all types of human population, including children, adolescents, adults, elderly, families, groups, and people with disability. General psychology overlaps with other areas within the field of psychology (clinical and counseling) and neuroscience, as well as areas outside the field such as psychiatry and social work.


Academic Supervisor : Fernando Miralles
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Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).


General Psychology
Human Development
Developmental Psychology
Causes of Mental Disorders
Marriage & Family Relations
Biological Psychology
Mental Biochemical Balance
Analysis of Social Problems
Social Problems & Deviance
Personality & Social Development
Multicultural Diversity
Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
Human Body & Mind
Psychology of Personality
Psychology of Perception
Psychology of Language
Learning & Memory Development
Cognitive Development
Cognitive Psychology



General Psychology via distance learning


This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...


Specialist - Expert Diploma - General Psychology - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: General Psychology via distance learning = 60 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.


Bachelor's Degree - General Psychology - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... Max. 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: General Psychology via distance learning = 60 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Psychology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.


Master's Degree - General Psychology - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: General Psychology via distance learning = 60 Academic credits + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.


Doctor Ph.D. Degree - General Psychology - Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: General Psychology via distance learning = 60 Academic credits + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.


Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments. More info...



BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.
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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education


This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...


Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...


All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.


Duration - General Psychology Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.



General Psychology via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 1 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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General Psychology
This course reviews the major principles of psychology. It introduces the history of psychology, human development, personality, abnormal behavior, social psychology, feelings and emotions, research methodologies, experimental psychology, psychophysiology, learning and memory, altered states of awareness, sleep and dreams, and industrial and organizational psychology.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Miralles

Human Development
This course introduces the theory, the empirical research, and the applied issues in developmental psychology. It discusses the social, psychological, cultural, emotional, and spiritual aspects of development and stresses on the applications of these theories to counseling. Students are encouraged to revisit their own developmental path.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Developmental Psychology
This course covers all aspects of human development. After introducing the history and the systems of developmental psychology, it covers the biological bases of development, perceptual and motor development, cognitive development, communication and language development, social development, personality and emotional development, moral development and wisdom, motivation, and developmental psychopathology.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Causes of Mental Disorders
All functional "mental disorders" are fully understandable bio-social reactions to emotional conflict and stress. These reactions generally originate in and are perpetuated by how one deals with frustrating, perplexing, oppressive, dangerous, or destructive interpersonal and societal situations. This course explains how these reactions are not only caused by, but also can naturally lead to certain biochemical imbalances.
Academic Supervisor : Shelley-Ann Meihuizen

Marriage & Family Relations
This course examines the impact of modern society upon the family as it relates to courtship, size of family, member relationships, economic problems, and marital stability. It compares alternative life styles, marriage, and family relations throughout the life span. It examines family development across generations.
Academic Supervisor : Sarel Francois Ackermann

Biological Psychology
This course offers a comprehensive survey of the biological bases of behavior. It describes the development of the nervous system, the biological mechanisms of perception and action, and the biochemical regulation of behavior, emotions, and mental disorders.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Miralles

Mental Biochemical Balance
This course discusses mental biochemical imbalances from a psychological rather than drug standpoint. Avoiding the usage of mind altering drugs prevents their serious side effects on feelings' suppression and brain function impairment.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Miralles

This course examines the relationship between physiological processes and human behavior. It explains the functions of the brain and the autonomic nervous system with emphasis on the biological bases of emotion, pain, psychosomatic processes, sexuality, stress, and sleep. It also covers topics of neuroanatomy, research techniques, physiology, sensory processes, and the functions of the central nervous system.
Academic Supervisor : Francisco Chelos Lopez

Analysis of Social Problems
This course examines social problems from three perspectives. Systemic problems: racial and sexual discrimination, inequality and poverty, militarization and war, ecological problems, overpopulation, urban and rural problems, and life cycle problems. Problems of specific institutions: government, economy, family, education, religion, and social services. Personal pathologies: mental illness, suicide, alcoholism, and drug addiction.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kibugi Gitau

Social Problems & Deviance
This course examines the social problems and behavior that depart from group’s and/or society’s norms. It considers delinquency and crime; sexual, religious, and lifestyle deviance; deviant sub-cultures; and the society’s reaction to deviance. It explains the causes of deviance and traces its effects on individuals and society.
Academic Supervisor : Joseph Kibugi Gitau

Personality & Social Development
This course explores the processes of social and personality development. It focuses on four key areas of research: cognition, attachment theory, language development, and moral development. It also addresses the issues and debates about the role of genes, gender, socialization, and neurological development as interacting forces that affect how infants and children acquire self/other awareness, identity, and social competence.
Academic Supervisor : Shelley-Ann Meihuizen

Multicultural Diversity
The course shows how to deal with a different culture. It covers identity development, acculturation, class, prejudice and discrimination, demographics, and verbal and non-verbal communication in the context of different cultures and values. It examines the impact of different cultural backgrounds on managerial decisions and highlights the complexities of management in a global environment.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
This course studies the similarities and differences of cultures. It teaches students the skills of communication, negotiation, and managing cultural differences. It provides a cross cultural social perspective to deal effectively with individuals from varied cultures in different situations.
Academic Supervisor : Catherine Wanjiru Gachutha

Human Body & Mind
This course examines the human being as an integrated physiological and psychological entity. It covers aspects of the human body's function, development, and care and explores the interaction between body and mind in physiological, clinical, and psychological terms. It also describes the interaction between the human body and mind and their environment and their evolution.
Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck

Psychology of Personality
This course provides a critical overview of personality theory, research, assessment, disorders, and therapy. It presents the current research on specific personality topics: personality units (motives, goals, traits, temperament, and cognition), social-environmental determinants of personality, personality development, personality assessment, self-concept and self-esteem, and cultural psychology of personality.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Miralles

Psychology of Perception
This course deals with the theories of perception, perceptual phenomena, and the complex process by which information is gathered by our sensory organs and converted to a subjective precept. It focus on the current findings of neuroscience and psychology, with emphasis on sensation, attention, meaning, and structural concepts.
Academic Supervisor : Fernando Miralles

Psychology of Language
This course discusses the psychological processes underlying the use of language. It explains how these principles are applied to linguistic development and organization, including language structure, speech perception, language acquisition. It also explores the psychological processes underlying comprehension and language production and examines the relation between brain and language and the species-specificity of the human language.
Academic Supervisor : Elena Lorente Rodríguez

Learning & Memory Development
This course reviews the principles of learning and memory by examining various learning theories, memory research, perception, information processing, and problem-solving. How are memories stored and retrieved? How is sensory input converted to subjective perception? Is the brain a general-purpose learning machine or a toolbox of innate, specialized processors?
Academic Supervisor : Elena Lorente Rodríguez

Cognitive Development
This course focuses on the theories and models of learning as applied to the fields of education, cognitive psychology, and artificial intelligence. It reviews different theoretical orientations to learning and memory, metacognition, analogy, language acquisition, reading, writing, mathematics, concept learning, skill acquisition, and self regulated learning.
Academic Supervisor : Elena Lorente Rodríguez

Cognitive Psychology
This course deals with the study of human cognition: the methods, findings, and controversies of cognitive neuroscience and psychology. It adopts a comparative and developmental perspective throughout using data from animals and young children to theories of human cognition and brain evolution. It includes perception, attention, memory, knowledge representation, language, problem solving, and reasoning.
Academic Supervisor : Elena Lorente Rodríguez


Admission requirements - General Psychology Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.

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All applicants must:

* Fill out the application for admission
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* ID card or passport
* Date and sign the application

All Bachelor's, Master's, & Doctorate applicants also must:

* Attach a Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
* Submit registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details)
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).


Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.


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Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...


ABCT - Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
ABPD - Associação Brasileira de Psicologia do Desenvolvimento
ABPMC - Associação Brasileira de Psicologia e Medicina Comportamental
ABPSA - Associação Brasileira de Psicologia da Saúde
ABRAP - Associação Brasileira de Psicoterapia
ACAMH - Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
ACOP - Association de Conseillers d'Orientation Psychologues de France
AEPC - Asociación Española de Psicología Conductual
AFPSA - Association Francophone de Psychologie de la Santé
AFTCC - Association Française de Thérapie Comportementale et Cognitive
AIP - Association of Independent Psychotherapists
ALAMOC - Asociación Latinoamericana de Análisis y Modificación del Comportamiento
AMAPSI - Asociación Latinoamericana para la Formación y Enseñanza de la Psicología
APICSA - Asociación Psicológica Iberoamericana de Clínica y Salud
APS - Association for Psychological Science
APSYA - Asian Psychological Association
APTCC - Associação Portuguesa de Terapias Comportamental e Cognitiva
ASPASP - Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology
BACP - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BCP - British Confederation of Psychotherapists
BPS - British Psychological Association
CANPA - Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations
CPT - Consejo Profesional de Terapeutas Holísticos
CPT - Council of Holistic Professional Therapists
EABCT - European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies
EADP - European Association of Developmental Psychology
EAIP - European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy
EAOHP - European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology
EAP - The European Association for Psychotherapy
EAPA - European Association of Psychological Assessment
EAPL - European Association of Psychology and Law
EAPP - European Association of Personality Psychology
EATA - European Association of Transactional Analysis
ECPA - European Community Psychology Association
EFP - European Forum of Psychomotricity
EFPA - European Federation of Psychologists' Associations
EHPS - European Health Psychology Society
ENPP - European Network for Positive Psychology
EPS - Experimental Psychology Society
FABBS - Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
FEAP - Federacion Espanola de Asociaciones de Psicoterapeutas
FEPSAC - European Federation of Sport Psychology
FFPP - Fédération Française des Psychologues et de Psychologie
FIAPSI - Federación Iberoamericana de Asociaciones de Psicología
FIP - Forum of Independent Psychotherapists
FLAPSI - Federación Latinoamericana de Psicoterapia
IAAP - International Association for Analytical Psychology
IAAP - International Association of Applied Psychology
IACCP - International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology
IACT - International Association of Counselors & Therapist
IAIP - International Association of Individual Psychology
IAJS - International Association for Jungian Studies
IAREP - International Association for Research in Economic Psychology
IARR - International Association for Relationship Research
IARTA - International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis
IASD - International Association for the Study of Dreams
IASP - International Association for Suicide Prevention
ICP - International Council of Psychologists
INIMH - International Network of Integrative Mental Health
IPA - International Psychoanalytical Association
IPPA - International Positive Psychology Association
ISAD - International Society for Affective Disorders
ISCP - International Society for Comparative Psychology
ISDP - International Society for Developmental Psychobiology
ISHPR - International Society of Critical Health Psychology
ISP - International Society for Psychophysics
ISSBD - International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development
ISSI - International Society for Self and Identity
ISTSS - International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
IUPS - International Union of Psychological Science
IUPS - International Union of Psychological Sciences
MEPA - Middle East Psychological Association
MHAW - Association for Mental Health and Wellness
SAPNA - South Asian Psychological Networking Association
SBP - Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia
SBPA - Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia Analítica
SFP - Societe Francaise de Psychologie
SFPS - Société Française de Psychologie du Sport
SIP - Sociedad Interamericana de Psicología
SNPPSY - Syndicat National des Practiciens en Psychothérapie et Psychanalyse
SPPC - Sociedade Portuguesa de Psicoterapias Construtivistas
SPR - Society for Psychophysiological Research
STAR - Stress and Anxiety Research Society
UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
ULAPSI - Unión Latinoamericana de Entidades de Psicología
WAIMH - World Association for Infant Mental Health
WCP - Word Council for Psychotherapy
WFMH - World Federation for Mental Health
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