There will be some on-line participation and students may also be involved in up to five hours of research.
Examination, assignment(s), library exercise, on-line participation, research participation, tutorial participation.
This topic is the first module of First Year Psychology, necessary to complete a major sequence in Psychology. Psychology is the empirical study of human behaviour. The range of behaviour examined by psychologists includes both internal (mental events, emotions) and external (actions) activities. This topic will introduce students to several key areas of psychology. These may include areas of developmental, physiology and social psychology. The major aspects of human activity relevant to these areas, and the processes that produce individual characteristics, will be examined.The learning objectives of the topic are to have students develop knowledge of facts and theories about the aspects of behaviour selected for study and knowledge of basic features of behavioural research.
This subject has two main aims:
to provide an introduction to the knowledge base in a small number of fields in psychology. This knowledge base can be applied to many fields, not just psychology
to empower students to be discerning consumers and analysers of information.
The knowledge base is conveyed in substantive lectures and required readings
core skills will be reinforced in tutorials. Students will also be involved in current research.
Expected learning outcomes
Students successfully completing the topic should be able to:
understand how psychology researchers proceed and generate knowledge
accurately extract and synthesise concepts in a journal article
communicate in writing within the genre of psychology
critically analyse research
use the library effectively to seek out information in psychology
participate in group learning
participate in on-line forums
participate in research.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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