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PS2017: ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY A: CONCEPTS AND THEORY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16


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: cognition & language, personality & social psychology, and behavioural neuroscience.  Social Psychology will cover topics such as leadership and group processes.  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
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Paul Bishop

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

  • Either PS1009 Introductory Psychology I: Concepts and Theory (Passed) or PS1012 Introductory Psychology I: Concepts and Theory (Distance) (Passed)
  • One of PS1509 Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (Passed) or PS1512 Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (Distance) (Passed) or SF1501 Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (Foundation) (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS2015 Advanced Psychology a - Concepts and Theory (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Topics will include: cognition & language, personality & social 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

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


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.

Feedback

Students will receive written feedback during continuous assessment.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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