Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27
PS1012 is a Distance Learning course and is not intended to be taken by students studying Psychology on campus. The aim of this course is to introduce you to major concepts and theories in psychology, providing you with a strong understanding of human mind and behaviour. It is delivered entirely online. You will get access to lectures on cognitive, social, and biological psychology and participate in workshops where you will work as part of a team and debate topics related to the material covered in your lectures such as “should teenagers be held responsible for crimes they commit?”
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Multiple-choice examination (75%). Continuous assessment in workshops (25%). For the workshops the students will be organised into online discussion groups for each debate and will work as part of a team to research the topic and create the wiki that they can they use for their written work. There are three debates within the course. The first debate will be replaced by an essay where the student will have to argue either for and against the topic. The second debate will be replaced by an article written in the style of a major British newspaper, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, or The Sun presenting the debate topic as a news story. The third debate will be a face-to-face debate and the students will come to the university to take part in this. Resit: Multiple-choice examination (75%). Continuous assessments (mark carried forward) (25%).
Feedback will be given on online discussions and wikis.