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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

This course will introduce students to a range of contemporary research developments and applications in psychology.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Kevin Allan

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Psychology (PS)
  • Programme Level 4

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

Psychology is a diverse subject area exploring the human mind and behaviour. In this course students will be introduced to a wide range of contemporary research questions in psychology. They will develop a critical appreciation of psychological theory, research methodologies, and applications in a range of scientific and clinical subject areas.

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

100% Coursework:

2x 50% Essays



100% Coursework

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDemonstrate a critical awareness of a range of research areas in which psychology has made important contributions
ProceduralUnderstandDemonstrate an extensive understanding of the range of research methodologies utilised in contemporary psychology,
FactualEvaluateCritically evaluate the empirical effectiveness of psychological work in key applied areas
ConceptualEvaluateCritically evaluate current theories and research in psychology

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