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PS10121: Applying psychology

[Page last updated: 11 August 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Psychology
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 80%, OR 20%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: While taking this module you are advised totake PS10086
Description: Aims:
To introduce students to basic concepts and current debates in psychology. To familiarise students with some classic psychological studies.

Learning Outcomes:
Appreciate the different applications of psychology.
Demonstrate systematic knowledge and critical understanding of a range of influences on psychological functioning.
Demonstrate knowledge of clinical psychology.
Demonstrate knowledge of educational psychology.
Demonstrate knowledge of forensic differences.
Demonstrate knowledge of applications of psychology in the media.

Skills:
Understands the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline, its historical origins, development and limitations. (T/F)
Recognises the inherent variability and diversity of psychological functioning and its significance. (T/F)
Can demonstrate systematic knowledge and critical understanding of a range of influences on psychological functioning, how they are conceptualised across the core areas, and how they interrelate. The core knowledge domains within psychology include (i) research methods, (ii) biological psychology, (iii) cognitive psychology, (iv) individual differences, (v) developmental psychology and (vi) social psychology. (T/F A)
Can reason scientifically, understand the role of evidence and make critical judgements about arguments in psychology. (T/F A)
Can communicate ideas and research findings both effectively and fluently by written, oral and visual means. (T/F A)
Can undertake self-directed study and project management in order to meet desired objectives. (F)
Is able to take charge of their own learning, and can reflect and evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses for the purposes of future learning. (F)

Content:
The course will cover areas where psychology is applied. The following are a list of possible areas.
* Clinical Psychology
* Forensic psychology
* Educational psychology
* Media and psychology.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PS10121 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology

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