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Course Overview

PS1509 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, social, and sensation & perception 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
  • Dr Emily Nordmann

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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?

  • PS1512 Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (Distance) (Studied)
  • SF1501 Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (Foundation) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Topics will include evolution & emotion, social and sensation & perception.

Further Information & Notes

Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory is a co-requisite for Introductory Psychology II: Methods and Applications.

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: Multiple-choice examination (75%). Continous assessment in workshops (25%).

Resit: Multiple-choice examination (75%). Continuous assessments (25%).

Formative Assessment

Online wikis and peer-feedback will be provided for the debate workshops. In-class quizzes will be provided.



Course Learning Outcomes


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