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Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology (DMAP.)

Learn the psychology of human behaviour to advance your personal growth, leadership, emotional IQ and decision making.

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Aug 2021

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What you will learn

Recognize the motivation behind all forms of human behaviour.

Learn from your past to make wiser and more rational decisions.

Develop your potential to self-reflect accurately and usefully.

Sharpen your reasoning skills and capacity to think critically.

Make better decisions that align with your goals and priorities.

Identify what factors influence personality and social behaviour.

Make accurate predictions about how people think and behave.

Connect with other people in a genuine and meaningful way.

Reason like a philosopher and interpret life events accurately.

React appropriately to the life experiences you have each day.

Support other people on their journey of self-improvement.

PLUS: Get exclusive access to the private discussion group!


Are you interested in broadening your understanding of human behaviour? Psychology is the fascinating science of the human mind - one of the most complicated computers on Earth. It is the source of all thoughts, emotions, habits and behaviour.

Modern Applied psychology is a fascinating field of study that focuses on putting practical psychology-based research into practice. Applied psychology focuses on the application of real-world results over abstract theories and laboratory-based experiments.

Applied psychologists use human behaviour as a clue to the functioning of the mind. Although we cannot see the mind directly, everything we do, think, feel and say is determined by how the mind works. Foundation psychology (pure research) is what most people are familiar with; however, it's not until this research translates into something useful that psychology becomes relevant.

Studying Applied Psychology will let you identify how those around you think, what kind of feelings they experience, how they act and communicate, and what motivates them. We all use psychology every day when interacting with others, yet most people don't realize the psychology behind their choices and behaviours.

This unparalleled training course will introduce you to the seven disciplines of human psychology and deepen your understanding of how to support and generate positive change in peoples lives.

Since the German clinician Wilhelm Wundt opened the first experimental psychology lab in 1879, a considerable amount of understanding has been gained about the human mind and its consequential behaviour.

In short, if you are a human being who hopes to live in a meaningful, congruent and fruitful way - or help others to do the same, studying modern applied psychology will be an invaluable investment of your time.

Throughout this Diploma in Applied Psychology, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize the motivations behind all patterns of human behaviour.

  • Learn from your past to make wiser and more calculated decisions.

  • Understand and solve problems that directly affect people's lives.

  • Improve your thinking and self-regulate your emotional responses.

  • Make more thoughtful decisions that align with your priorities.

  • Separate aspects of personality from the core human identity.

  • Make precise forecasts about how people reason and behave.

  • Develop strong interpersonal relationships and connections.

  • Interact with other people in a positive and influential way.

  • Reason like a philosopher and interpret life events precisely.

  • And much, much more.

Students of Modern Applied Psychology tend to work in a range of distinguished careers; that include education, coaching and medicine, social enterprises, politics, and entrepreneurship. Even if you don't plan to work with people, psychology is still conducive to helping you understand how to cooperate with other people is a significantly useful way.

Psychology endeavours to positively influence people towards making beneficial and enduring changes in their lives. This curriculum is devised to support you in laying a firm foundation, on which you can scale your continuing studies of Applied Psychology (and it's associated range of supportive disciplines; i.e. coaching, CBT, counselling. etc.)

All schools of conventional psychology will be reviewed throughout this training; including pre-psychology (philosophy), early psychology, psychoanalysis (Fredism), developmental psychology, behavioural psychology, cognitive psychology, humanistic psychology and an emerging outlook regarding social psychology (and influence).

Joining this training also provides you access to a private discussion group, in which you can ask questions, discuss what you're learning and benefit from the expertise of over 65,000 other like-minded learners.

On finishing the final lecture, you will receive your Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology (Achology certified). You can also join the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology as a member.

The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology holds a globally esteemed presence as a respected training organization. It leads the way in teaching psychology that supports a new innovative way for psychology-based instruction to be presented and experienced.

There is no deadline for completing the course, and you can study it anytime, anywhere or from any device. You're also protected by a full money-back guarantee - which means that you can enrol on the course today, absolutely risk-free.


Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology (DMAP.)
Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology (DMAP.)
Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology (DMAP.)
Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology (DMAP.)


Introduction Section

Introduction to the Course

Course Structure & Overview

Exploring the Greater Questions of Life

Psychological Flexibility & Rigidity

The Purpose of Modern Applied Psychology

A Guide to Developing Critical Thinking

Developing a Healthy Mindset for Reflective Study

The Three Levels of Knowing

Exploring Various Psychological Perspectives

Early History of Psychological Thought

The Basis of Aristotelian Ethics

From Experience to Ideas

The Roots of Enlightenment & Human Awareness

A Reasoning Soul in the Machine

The Description of the Human Body

Be the Self Which One Truly Is

An Exercise for Existential Thinking

Contemplating the Meaning of Life Part 1

Contemplating the Meaning of Life Part 2

Structuralism: The Beginnings of Psychological Study

Functonalism: The Evolutionary Process of Thought

The 7 Primary Schools of Psychological Thought

Is Psychology an Empirical Science?

The Behavioural Psychology School of Thought

Introducing the Behavioral Psychology Section

The 'Monkey See-Monkey Do' Effect

Questions for Self-Reflection

The Behavioral Socialization Process

The Three Main Types of Behavioral Conditioning

Pavlovian Psychology & Classical Conditioning

A Closer Look at Classical Conditioning (Article)

The Formation of Memories & Behavioral Responses

Associated Learning & Behavioral Responses

Symbolic Representations

Operant Conditioning and the Behavior of Organisms

Operant Conditioning: Further Distinctions

A Closer Look at Operant Conditioning

Questions for Self-Reflection

Behaviorism: The Three Forms of Social Learning

The Pygmalion Effect

Logotherapy & Life's Meaning

The Stimulus-Response Quadrant

A Reason For Being

Ellis' Fourteen Totally Irrational Beliefs Part 1

Ellis' Fourteen Totally Irrational Beliefs Part 2

Anything Can Be Learned

How Does Our Perception Influence Our Behaviour?

The Conscious & Unconscious Mind

Introducing the Psychoanalytic Perspective

Sigmund Freud's Iceberg Model

How Limiting Beliefs Are Born

Looking Inside: A Stimulus for Introspection

Freud's ID, Ego & Superego

Freud's ID, Ego & Superego: Further Distinctions

A Psychoanalytical Based Discussion

Deconstructing The Discussion

Eliminating the Unconscious Facade

The Johari Window of Personal Insight

Tying Everything Together So Far

The Choices of Maturity & Character

Self-Esteem Versus Self-Concept

The Timeline of Belief Development

Anna Freud's Defence Mechanisms

Reflective Discussion on Irresponsibility Strategies (Defence Mechanisms)

Transference & Counter Transference

Demonstrating Transference & Counter Transference

Neisser's 5 Levels of Self-Awareness

Evaluating Psychoanalytical Thinking

The Developmental Psychology School of Thought

Introducing the Developmental Psychology Section

Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development

Erikson's Eight Stages of Human Development Part 1

Erikson's Eight Stages of Human Development Part 2

Questions to Evaluate our Ongoing Development

The H. Eysenck Model of Personality & Development Part 1

The H. Eysenck Model of Personality & Development Part 2

Questions To Consider Your Own Personality

Further Distinctions:Transference & Counter-Transference

The 12 Jungian Archetypes/ Ego Types Part 1

The 12 Jungian Archetypes/ Ego Types Part 2

Visiting Transference & Counter-Transference Once Again

The 12 Jungian Archetypes Workbook

Pre-Suppositions of Developmental Thinkers Part 1

Pre-Suppositions of Developmental Thinkers Part 2

The Four Domains of Developmental IQ

The Achology Core Identity Model

Core Identity...Then What?

The Collective Unconscious by Carl Jung

The Six Levels of Conscious Awareness

The Eight Stages of Human Connection

Kubler Ross Change Curve for Growth & Development

Kubler Ross Change Curve for Growth & Development: Further Distinctions

The Multiple Expressions of Intelligence

Fixed Vs Growth Mindset

End of Section Four Summary & Wrap-Up

The Cognitive Perspective

Introduction to the Cognitive School of Thought

Understanding the Human Cognitive Experience

The Four Levels of Communications

A Conversation about Marriage

The Ladder of Inference

According to the Pattern of Human Behaviour

The Human Experiential Model

Circle of Concern vs Circle of Control

The Victim Drama Triangle

The Purpose of Cognitive Psychology

Ellis' Barriers to Effective Listening

Noam Chomsky' Cognitive Bias

Daniel Kahneman's Cognitive Bias

Six Steps to Facilitate Cognitive Change

Demonstration: Six Steps to Facilitate Cognitive Change

Fifteen Common Cognitive Distortions Part 1

Fifteen Common Cognitive Distortions Part 2

Unpacking Perceptual Positions

Demonstration: Perceptual Positions

The ABC of Cognitive Psychology

Defining the Actual Cause of the Effect

Demonstration: Defining the Actual Cause of the Effect

The A,B,C,D, & E's of CBT (and REBT)

The Socratic Questioning Process

Demonstration: The Socratic Questioning Process

End of Section Five Summary & Wrap-Up

The Humanistic Psychology School of Thought

Introducing Section Six: The Humanistic School of Thought

Operation Hearts & Minds

Humanistic Philosophy in Perspective

Eric Fromm: Humanistic Psychoanalysis Part 1

Eric Fromm: Humanistic Psychoanalysis Part 2

An Understanding of Self

The Exploration of Self-Concept

The Characteristics of a Fully Functioning Person Part 1

The Characteristics of a Fully Functioning Person Part 2

Discussion: Becoming A Fully Functioning Person

The Core Conditions for Effective Therapeutic Interventions

Nineteen Propositions Underpinning Carl Rogers' Theory Part 1

Nineteen Propositions Underpinning Carl Rogers' Theory Part 2

Nineteen Propositions Underpinning Carl Rogers' Theory Part 3

Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Characteristics of a Self-Actualised Person Part 1

Characteristics of a Self-Actualised Person Part 2

Adapted Version of Maslow's Hierarchy

Humanistic Thinking: Self-Reflection Questions

The 'Good Enough' Principle

The Relationship Between Goals, Fears & Values

Shwartz Theory of Basic Human Values Part 1

Shwartz Theory of Basic Human Values Part 2

Shwartz Theory of Basic Human Values: Further Distinctions

The Humanistic Human Givens Approach Part 1

The Humanistic Human Givens Approach Part 2

The Spiderweb of Core Human Values Part 1

The Spiderweb of Core Human Values Part 2

The Achology Core Values Workbook

Evaluation of Humanistic Psychology & End of Section Summary

The School of Social Psychology & Influence

Introducing the School of Social Psychology (and Influence)

The Main Questions of Social Psychology

The Social Psychological Perspective

Questions for Thinking Psychologically Social

Socio-Cultural Learning Part 1

Socio-Cultural Learning Part 2

Unpacking Confirmation Bias

Exercise: Become A Social Psychologist

The Scales of Hypocrisy & Discrimination

Factors That Determine How We Judge People

The Hierarchy of Human Discrimination & Intolerance Part 1

The Hierarchy of Human Discrimination & Intolerance Part 2

William Glasser's Choice Theory

Looking At Attribution Theory

The Scale of Social Conformity

Conformity & Obedience Research

Stanley Milgram's Agency Theory

Different Types of Social Conformity

The Power of Minority Influence

The Elaboration & Liklihood Model

In What Ways Are You Socially Influenced?

The Levels of Relatability

The Individual Inside of Social Stucture Part 1

The Individual Inside of Social Stucture Part 2

The Purpose of Modern Applied Psychology

Identifying Opportunities for Personal Growth

Evaluating Social Psychology & End of Section Summary

End of Course Summary & Graduation

Course Summary & Closing Thoughts

How To Access Your Diploma

Where To Go From Here...

Bonus Lecture: Access Your Diploma


Candi7 October 2020

Kain Ramsey has a way of breaking things down to help with understanding and also challenging us to expand our own understanding encouraging us to incorporate and apply them into our lives and practices.

JeriAnn5 October 2020

Man, I really tried to like this course but I just can't. There is a LOT of fluff for me personally and my time is money. I quit at lesson 17. I'm sure I can find something better out there.

Iago21 September 2020

Infelizmente comprei o curso esperando encontrar aprofundamento nas bases da psicologia, e o que eu encontrei foi um homem cisgênero com pensamentos e falas explicitas de homofobia e transfobia usando dos alicerces da psicologia pra apoiar seus preconceitos!!

Anthony21 September 2020

I've been wanting to do a Psychology course for a long time and this specific topic in what I've been looking for.

Nasrah31 August 2020

Ein sehr professioneller Kurs, in dem umfangreiche und tiefe Kenntnisse vermittelt werden. Der Dozent gibt immer wieder anschauliche Beispiele zur Theorie und spricht klar , so dass auch ich als nicht Englisch Muttersprachlerin dennoch alles leicht verstehen konnte. Ich bin von diesem Kurs begeistert und kann ihn nur empfehlen!

Candice23 February 2020

So far it’s an excellent course. Kain is very straightforward and gives me a lot or food for thought. I’m studying Psychology so this is a perfect fit for me. I’m learning a lot on my journey of self growth so I can help others as well.

Greg21 February 2020

Kain has attempted to create his own version of an already recognised important field of psychology. In this regard I don't think the content in this course matches the level of experience and knowledge required to be able to say with conviction and with necessary qualification the standards of learning matches or exceeds requirements for accredited and established learning. If I were to create my own type of psychology based off of a previously known field I would need more than a spot on Udemy as a teacher and a variety of knowledge and experience to say I had succeeded. Two people wouldn't do the job! Nor would 3 or perhaps even 30! A following on social media wouldn't make me legit! It is a process of constant evolution, scientific research and academic recognition, and this is not an overnight process. Therefore I'd be pretty much swimming with the sharks when comparing my material and my new field to those that have been established for decades perhaps even a century or more. Kain to me is much more like a motivational speaker. He takes bits of knowledge and personal experience and then melds them into a story that inspires others to do what makes them happy. In that way he's a very talented guy but in no way would I say he is an academic scholar in the field of psychology. Studying this course will not make the hard work of studying an established academic course and traversing a necessary academic pathway to learning and progression no longer needed. It will however sprinkle little gems of insight and also potentially motivate you to think differently, act differently and better yourself in your own personal life. When I think of it like this you don't need to be a scientist to motivate people. But, at the same time, you can't simply create a diploma course and then name it under a branch of applied psychology and believe truly you're teaching (or learning) a cirriculum on the same pages as recognised academic cirriculums. Kain is a coach, mentor, motivator, entertainer, public/private speaker. This in and of itself is more than enough to garner such a huge audience he himself has got but I feel that slapping suggestible and potentially misleading words like 'modern applied psychology' and 'diploma' and 'accredited' only takes people away from the value and meaning of this content and enstills in them a false sense of security and false knowledge. This is NOT a dig! Kain could very easily coach workforces, board of directors, schools and education establishments, communities etc. And there are many notable people who have built their life on such a career without really ever having needed to earn a PhD or get a degree in psychology. He could very easily do TEDtalks and have some amazing success because his words and his perspectives are so powerful. He's the sort of guy you want at work who can help you to fulfill your goals, or perhaps someone struggling in life in general who wants guidance. These are great traits to have. But... it's not a science. Kain is not a scientist. Achology is not a scientific establishment. Applied psychology IS a science on it's own. This is personal development systems and techniques; good 'ole fashioned positivity, problem solving, mind management etc mixed in with counselling skills, life coaching and basic introductory lectures on the history of psychology. It's not a field of it's own. And if you have encountered Kains other courses you'll find this material to be in other courses as well which makes all of Kains courses pretty much fall under feel good personal development training, NOT academic studies into social sciences. If you want to leave somewhere with a smile Kain is your man. If you want to find ways to challenge your beliefs, your goals, your life - Kain can help. If you want practical hands-on guidance and helpful insight - Kain can help. If you want a course which is grounded in an entire history of scientific and empirical study which can be verified and quality assured by some of the top brass of your countrys education establishments - Kain and his courses won't help. That isn't to say Kain is a fraud or his courses are crap, quite the opposite. There are boundaries in science for a reason. As much as we could discuss what is a science and what isn't until the cows comes home, what we do know now thanks to the evolution of our understanding and knowledge of what is quackery and what isn't (look at the era in which the church/religion governed reality over scientific fact) we can with a great degree of confidence place certain fields and certain materials on a spectrum in terms of their basis in scientific research and empirical credibility. We can say time and time again that we know certain things are more than conjecture, more than inspirational power lingo to motivate audiences, we can know the difference between an article on science in a newspaper and something we find in an established scientific journal. In this way, and especially if you want to get ahead in life and not confuse yourself too much, you have to respect this understanding and know what is useful personal development material you can get reading books, attending seminars, meeting new people, learning and growing - and what you learn and what gets attributed to you after you reach a particular level of academic experience and progression. Science - go to uni. Personal development/team-building/motivational training - buy Kains courses Cheers Kain! Keep up the great work! We need more people like you in our schools, workplaces, in our communities, perhaps even our friends and family networks. Probably one of the best personal development coaches on the internet today!

Jill20 February 2020

From what I have heard, yes this sounds like exactly what I was looking for. I am sure it is going to get a whole lot better.

Frances-Natasha19 February 2020

Yes it is a good match for me, considering I have no pre-knowledge & what I hope to learn in the long run.

Linda13 February 2020

This was an intensive course, but easy to understand. I just needed a refresher course, but this was way above my expectations. Thank you!

Lingxi10 February 2020

I like this course because there are many quetions to enlight my thinking about some what I experience, and Mr. M is very humor and his teaching is very vivid and practical. Thanks Mr. M and Udemy give me this opportunity to rich my life in my home at this disease and virus period.

Jason10 February 2020

Yes absolutely. It's precisely the kind of distillation I've been hhoping for. Ideas related clearly and concisely and in the manner that reaches me. Good stuff, thanks Kane.

Dionisis8 February 2020

Very nice course and Kain is really good. The only problem is the quality of the Course's map pdf file. Its very low quality (pixelated) and it is really hard to read it. If the pdf's resolution gets better the rating would be 6/5. :)

Norbert4 February 2020

Kain explains very vividly and in a calm yet motivating way. He tells a lot of stories, that helps me to "get things easyier". Some contents and stories have been told/teached at other courses too, but thats OK. There is no fix boundary between the disciplines. Learning through repetition. I'm from Austria, so English is not my native language, but I never had a problem understanding the videos. See you definitely again in one of your courses.

OutBizzed3 February 2020

Many reinforcing and connecting ideas. The lecturer explained how he applies framework in his real life. I found it to be very helpful for my personal growth in understand myself and others. I would like to thank you the lecturer/community for creating an awesome course! Below are my recommendations for the applied psychology community. The Crucial Conversations book will enhance your ability to directly apply these psychology concepts in your relationships. Furthermore, I have one perspective that is different from the lecturer. I believe our personality (how our brain are wired naturally) plays a very important role in psychology. By understanding different personality types, you can become more effective in understanding the dominant styles that a particular group of people perceive information, etc.


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