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PS1009: INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY I: CONCEPTS AND THEORY (2022-2023)

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Course Overview

PS1009 introduces you to major concepts and theories
in psychology to provide you with a strong understanding of the human mind and behaviour. You will attend lectures on biological, social and cognitive psychology and participate in tutorials where you will work with peers to discuss topics related to the lecture materials. Studying psychology is beneficial to a wide range of careers including management, education, and counselling, to name a few.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jacqui Hutchison

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Topics will include: biological, social and cognitive psychology.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 12, 14 - 18
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 10 - 12, 14

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

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Feedback Word Count 800
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate understanding and knowledge of key concepts and theories within three core areas of Psychology (social, biological, cognitive).

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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80 Multiple Choice Questions split over two papers of 40 each

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate understanding and knowledge of key concepts and theories within three core areas of Psychology (social, biological, cognitive).

Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate understanding and knowledge of key concepts and theories within three core areas of Psychology (social, biological, cognitive).

Formative Assessment

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

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Resit Assessments

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate understanding and knowledge of key concepts and theories within three core areas of Psychology (social, biological, cognitive).

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