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Course Overview

This course builds on the material covered in the 1st-year courses, expanding on psychology’s concepts and theories. The course covers four core areas of psychology: organisational & clinical, behavioural neuroscience and developmental psychology. The first strand covers 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 Psychologist. 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 Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Heather Branigan

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?

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

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

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

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Meeting during University weeks 26 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 29

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam 40%

Essay 40%

Workshops 20%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

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