Module Database

Information for module PSYC1105

This module is available for: The next academic year(provisional)

If you're a member of UCL you can add this module to your personalised course list

This information is for guidance only. If you are a UCL undergraduate interested in studying one of these courses, you must seek permission from both the providing department and your 'home' department. Appearance in this database is not a guarantee that a course is running in any particular academic year.

Module code:PSYC1105(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Concepts and Methods in Psychology
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Dr John Wattam-Bell
Organiser's location:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):1,
Module prerequisites:None 
Module outline:This course aims to provide the context in which students can appreciate later first- and second-year courses in core areas of psychology, as connected elements of the wider subject. Students will be introduced to key conceptual issues, methodological approaches and significant findings in scientific psychology, their historical background, and the kinds of empirical evidence on which these findings are based. Students will be encouraged to think critically and evaluate their own understanding through quizzes. A scientific approach will be developed through an appreciation of how empirical data can be used to test competing theories. The course will have six over-arching themes which reflect the current diversity of the discipline. The themes are (1) science of mind and behaviour, including conscious and unconscious mental processes (2) development, including interplay of nature and nurture (3) cognition, including memory, perception, language (4) the brain, including the effects of psychoactive drugs and mental illnesses (5) individual differences, including personality, intelligence and sexuality and (6) social and emotional behaviour, including aggression and relationships 
Module aims: 
Module objectives: 
Key skills provided by module: 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 100.00%.
Taking this module as an option?:no 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)Moving to Moodle for 2013-14 
Last updated:2013-05-08 11:35:39 by