Last modified: 23 Jul 2020 18:00
This course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of psychological research in the core areas of social and developmental psychology. In addition, students will attend tutorials to support skill development.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course provides a thorough foundation in two core research areas of psychology. Social Psychologists explore the psychological factors that influence behaviour in social situations. As such, the aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the range of topics within experimental social psychology, with a defined focus on social cognition. Developmental psychology lectures will ask the question “What does it mean to be human?” and will cover a range of psychological attributes that change with age. Lectures will introduce students to theories of perceptual, language, social and emotional development along with encouraging debate on some key conceptual issues (e.g. nature versus nurture).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
2x essay 40% each
2x group presentation 5% each
2x MCQ 5% each
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Students will be able to critically evaluate contemporary theories in social and developmental psychology|
|Factual||Understand||Students will be able to describe and explain theoretical explanations of social and developmental psychology|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Students will learn to critically evaluate topics related to contemporary social and developmental psychology and to communicate this in coursework and exam essays.|