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Course Overview

SF1501 introduces you to major concepts and theories in psychology to provide you with a strong understanding of human mind and behaviour. You will attend lectures on evolution & emotion, perception, and developmental psychology and participate in workshops where you work in a team and debate topics related to the material covered in your lectures such as “should teenagers be held responsible for the crimes they commit?”. Studying psychology is beneficial to a range of careers such as management, finance and counselling, to name but a few. Psychology regularly tops employers’ lists of producing the most employable graduates.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No

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Qualification Prerequisites

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS1509 Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (Studied)
  • PS1512 Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (Distance) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course introduces Psychology as the science of behaviour and mental processes. State of the art knowledge in cognitive psychology, social psychology and animal behaviour are introduced.

Further Information & Notes

This course is only available to students following the International BSc Foundation (Psychology) Programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

65 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st attempt: 75% multiple-choice examination. 25% continous assessment in workshops. Resit: 75% multiple-choice examination. 25% continuous assessments.

Formative Assessment

MyAberdeen and lectures are used to provide in-class quizzes.


Students receive feedback on their performance on continuous assessment.

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