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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course builds on the material that is covered in the 1st-year courses expanding on psychology’s concepts and theories. The course covers four core areas of psychology: organisational & clinical, perception and developmental psychology. The lectures on Organisational Psychology cover organizational culture, occupational stress, motivation, leadership and team work. The clinical psychology section of the course will give you grounding in the key ideas within current Clinical Psychology practice and is taught by a practicing Clinical Psychology. The Perception part of the course will examine the visual and intentional systems.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • 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?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS2515 Advanced Psychology B - Concepts and Theory (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Topics will include: organisational & clinical, perception and developmental psychology.

Further Information & Notes

Although this course has no co-requisites, it will be a co-requisite for PS 2516

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Animal Behaviour
  • BSc Behavioural Biology
  • BSc Behavioural Studies
  • BSc Neuroscience with Psychology
  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Psychology with Gaelic
  • BSc Sports Studies (Exercise and Health)
  • Bcs in Neuroscience with Psychology (Biobusiness)
  • MA Behavioural Studies
  • MA Psychology
  • MSci Neuroscience with Psychology & in Pl't
  • MSci in Sports Studies (Exercise and Health) with Ind'l Plac
  • Master Of Arts In Psychology With Counselling Skills
  • Msci In Neuroscience With Psychology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Psychology Joint
  • Psychology Major

Contact Teaching Time

65 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


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

Resit: 1 two-hour 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.

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