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Course Overview

The course builds on the material covered in the 1st-year courses expanding on psychology’s concepts and theories. The course covers three core areas of psychology Neuroscience, Organisational and Cognitive Psychology.  The lectures on Organisational Psychology cover organizational culture, occupational stress, motivation, leadership and team work. The Cognitive psychology strand is split into two halves. The first half is focused on Memory, and the second half is focused on the Psychology of Language. The third strand within this course is focused on Neuroscience, and will cover topics such as localisation of brain function and the neuroscience of emotion.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Paul Bishop

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Course Description

Topics will include: Cognition and language, organisational psychology and behavioural neuroscience.

Further Information & Notes

Although this course, Advanced Psychology A: Concepts and Theory, has no co-requisites, it will be a co-requisite for Advanced Psychology A: Methods and Applications.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (30%) - essay no more than 2,000 words, workshop (10%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (60%). Continuous assessment marks will remain unchanged.

Formative Assessment

There are formative assessments associated with the lecture programme.


Students will receive written feedback during continuous assessment.

Course Learning Outcomes


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