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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


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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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