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Last modified: 26 Apr 2023 10:24

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, lifespan development, and sensation & perception and participate in workshops where you will work both individually and as part of a team to write about and present topics related to the lecture materials. 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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Jacqui Hutchison

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Programme Level 1
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

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

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Meetings during University week26
  • 1 Meeting during University weeks 27 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28 - 30, 33

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

Alternative Assessment

3x Discussion Board contributions (2% each, 6% total)

Group work (poster) (10%)

Test (4%)

Written assignment (20%)

2x MCQ Exam (30% each, 60% total)

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Exam resit (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate understanding and knowledge of key concepts and theories within three core areas of Psychology (evolution & emotion, lifespan development, and sensation & perception).

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