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This is a self Paced 20-hour course to help you understand and Learn more about Behavioural Profiling

Understanding behavioural profiling is important in many different careers.

This short 20 hour course gives you an insight into the use of behavioural profiling in a number of different fields, including –

  • Education
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Marketing
  • Recruit
  • Human resources
  • Promotion

A behavioural profile helps us to understand more about people and the type of people that do certain things. Why does this person commit crime? Why does this customer buy their products online? Who will buy our product? What characteristics will a person with this condition show?

By understanding more about people, we can determine whether they are the right person for the job, what type of behaviour they may display and how we are able to help and support them.

Support along the Way from Experts

You have access to expert tutors through our student help desk all the time you are studying this course. Our school maintains help desks in both of our offices -in Australia and the UK; and has staff on duty five days a week manning phones, online chat and emails. Any questions that you have about what you are studying will be dealt with promptly (usually the same working day, often immediately).

  • If there is something you read or research that you don't understand, ask for help.
  • If you want to learn more about something you encounter through these studies, have a conversation with one of our faculty tutors
  • If you need direction to find more information, ask
  • If you need advice on moving forward with your work, career or studies after the course ask. (Free career and business advice is part of the service provided to all of our graduates).

Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time.

 

Course Content - What do you learn?

This course has six lessons -

Lesson 1 Introduction 
What is profiling? 
Personality 
Types of profiling 
When and why do we carry out profiling? 
How profiling is done 
Lesson 1 additional reading 
Types of serial killers 
Psychopaths 
But why do murderers kill? 
Who commits murder? 
Murder statistics 
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 2 How To Profile Someone 
Profiling techniques 
Putting it all together 
Psychological testing in recruitment – how good is it? 
Personality testing in recruitment 
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 3 Interviews and Questionnaires 
Psychological screening 
What is an interview? 
Planning an interview: structured or unstructured 
Components of a profiling interview 
What can go wrong? 
Dealing with interview data 
Competency based interviews in recruitment 
Non-verbal behaviour 
Active listening and SOLER 
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 4 Behavioural Assessment 
The ABC model 
Traditional vs behavioural assessment 
Different applications of behavioural assessments 
Behavioural assessment techniques 
Problems with behavioural assessments 
Functional analysis 
More on behavioural assessments 
Methods of behavioural assessment 
The focus of assessment 
Analysis of problem behaviour 
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 5 Classical Assessment Tests 
The nature of traditional assessment tests 
Reliability and validity of psychological tests 
More on Wechsler intelligence scales 
Subtests 
Psychological testing in recruitment – how good is it? 
Review what you have been learning 

Lesson 6 What Comes Next? 
Applications for profiles 
How & where to use a profile 
Computer profiling
Ethics of profiling 
Problems with profiling 
The future of profiling 
Profiling – a summary 
Review what you have been learning 

FINAL ASSESSMENT


 Features:

  • Enrol any time of day or night.
  • Start studying immediately or later (as you wish).
  • Configure your study sessions at any length and frequency you wish.
  • Work through at your own pace.
  • Help desk- contact our help desk here with the subject title: 'Help Desk Short Course'. 
  • Automated self assessment tests pop up at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish; and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
  • At the end of the whole course, you are presented with a major automated examination which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime.
  • If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it.

 

Support from Expert Tutors

You have access to expert tutors through our student help desk all the time you are studying this course. Our school maintains help desks in both of our offices -in Australia and the UK; and has staff on duty five days a week manning phones, online chat and emails. Any questions that you have about what you are studying will be dealt with promptly (usually the same working day, often immediately).

    If there is something you read or research that you don't understand, ask for help.
    If you want to learn more about something you encounter through these studies, have a conversation with one of our faculty tutors
    If you need direction to find more information, ask
    If you need advice on moving forward with your work, career or studies after the course ask. (Free career and business advice).

 

WHERE CAN BEHAVIOUR PROFILING BE USED?

Understanding a person's likely behaviour is a valuable tool for anyone needing to manage people in a workplace; or when dealing with clients or customers in a work situation. It also has application in many other situations -social and personal. Counsellors, coaches and teachers can deal better with people when they better understand their likely behaviours. Interpersonal relationships can be managed with greater empathy, for better results; when behaviours become more predictable.

UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOUR FOR BETTER OUTCOMES CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS

In small to medium sized organisations, the interview may be the only selection tool used in recruitment. In larger organisations it may be one of several tools used to select suitable candidates for a job. Generally, work-related interviews are more highly organised than a regular conversation. In fact, they are often of a structured or semi-structured format. The goal of an interview is to work through a sequence of topics and questions to introduce the interviewee to the position and the organisation, and find out particular details about the interviewee. The interview might also serve to provide information about the future performance of a new recruit.
 
The type of information which may be sought from interviews can include:

  • Personal data e.g. background, upbringing, culture, family history.
  • Attitude and Personality - optimist, pessimist
  • Qualifications and training
  • Work history - past and present
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Personal and company goals
  • Suitability for job roles 

Of course, interviews may be conducted for specific purposes other than recruitment and the type of information sought will be directly related to that purpose. 
 
Interviews are also a valuable way to assess interviewee attributes. Some of the attributes that may
become apparent through an interview is the person’s verbal and interpersonal skills, the way they present themselves, their social skills, their level of motivation, and to some extent an impression of their intelligence. 
 
It is, however, important to aware that interviews do have their flaws, and may not be a true reflection of the resulting job performance. Problems may result from poor interviewing skills, subjective bias, inaccurate perceptual judgements, over influence on negative information, and effects from order of interviewees.
 
 

INTERVIEW TYPES 

Interviews may be structured or unstructured according to the nature of the job, with each type having its strengths and weaknesses. 
 

Unstructured Interviews 

Unstructured interviews are more free-flowing than structured interviews. This means that interviewees have more control over the direction of interview since they can move from one area of discussion to the next. This greater flexibility allows the interviewer to assess how the interviewee organises their responses and can lead to greater exploration and increased rapport. Unstructured interviews are better suited for general information gathering, whereas structured interviews are more appropriate for specific information gathering. 
 
Unstructured interviews use a lot of open questions which ask for more explanation and elaboration on the part of the interviewee. Examples of open questions are; "What are your main areas of interest?", "How did you feel about supervision?", "What do you see as being the key roles of a manager?" Unstructured interviews are useful in that they provide a great deal of in-depth information, but they make comparisons amongst interviewees difficult.  
 
Unstructured interviews can also be quite time-consuming and the information gathered may be laborious to obtain, analyse, and interpret. The aim of unstructured interviews is to focus on personal views.  This is normally done with three types of questions. 

  • Main questions – these are usually the most important, so there may be several. 
  • Probes - these are used when a participant says something interesting, but will not expand upon it.  Probes would include; “Could you tell me more about that?”, or “That’s interesting, please tell me more.”  
  • Follow-up questions – these are questions arising from something the person brings up during the interview, so they may push the interview into a different area than anticipated. This may be useful. It may not. The interviewer must determine this and bring the interview back on track if necessary. 

Unstructured interviews require practice and reflection. The interviewer may make use of other techniques to put the interviewee at ease, such as: 

  • Icebreakers – techniques used to make the interviewee more comfortable.
  • Not agreeing or disagreeing - the interviewer should try to remain neutral and not express their own opinion or judgment of a particular issue or response of the interviewee.
  • Encouragers – the interviewer should encourage the individual to talk freely and openly. The interviewer can do this by being friendly and relaxed, and by phrasing questions in a way that is encouraging to the interviewee, and which make them feel valuable and interesting. 
     

The problem with unstructured interviews is that they do not have very good reliability or validity. Also the interviewer must be aware not to force their own point of view onto the participant. Not all job candidates or employees will get the most out of them, and not all interviewers will be able to interpret the information gained with ease or accuracy. 
 
 

Structured Interviews 

Controlled interviews are more usually prepared and these fall into two types:

  • Structured
  • Semi-structured   
      

Structured interview techniques exert more control over the direction of the interview. Structured interviews use closed questions which require a simple answer. Examples of closed questions are; "When did you complete that course?", "How many years did you work there?", "What did you do?", "How old were you?", or "Where were you?"  Closed questions can be used to quickly and easily gather specific information. 
 
Structured interviews are useful in that they provide a standard set of questions in a fixed order. Questions often also have a restricted number of answers e.g. yes/no, agree/disagree. They also allow replication and comparison between people because each interviewee answers the same questions.  Structured interviews are also helpful for eliciting responses from interviewees who may be less talkative and who tend to perform better in a questions-and-answer type interview rather than one which encourages them to express themselves openly.
 
Structured interviews minimise problems of interpretation related to asking open-ended questions. As such, the material used in interviews follows the same structure which not only restricts the use of judgements made the interviewer but also allows for more valid comparisons of an individual's data with a broader population.
 
Semi-structured interviews combine open and closed questions. It may be useful to have an element of the interview which is less structured in order to build rapport and to discover more about unique aspects of a candidate's previous work history. 
 
The structured component of interviews allows for specific goals to be set, and is a means of uniting the outcome of a job analysis with the interview content. The KSAs identified in the job analysis can explored through structured interview questions. Nevertheless, some capabilities cannot be measured in interviews and need to assessed using other means such as aptitude tests.  

 

How does this course work? 

You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.

You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.

There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.

At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate, you can contact us to re-sit your exam. ( email- [email protected] )

Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course. [email protected]
 

 



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