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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: cognition & language, personality & social psychology, and perception.  Social Psychology will cover topics such as leadership and group processes.  The perception part of the course will examine the visual and intentional systems.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Katharina Schnitzspahn

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

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

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Topics will include: cognition & language, personality & social psychology, and perception.

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

Weekly Multiple Choice Questions Quizzes and Final Test = 60%

1 x 1500 word essay = 40%

Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21

100% Coursework

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDemonstrate understanding and knowledge of historical background with 4 core areas of Psychology
ConceptualRememberDemonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within 4 core areas of Psychology
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate knowledge and understanding of current research within 4 core areas of Psychology
ConceptualEvaluateProduce critical accounts of current topics and research in psychology.

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