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PS1009: INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY I: CONCEPTS AND THEORY (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


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
  • Mr Ewan Bottomley

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

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

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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 30 August 2024 for 1st half-session courses and 20 December 2024 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
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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).

Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
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Feedback

Students receive written and oral feedback.

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

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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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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