Introductory Psychology:2 module (PY12002)

Further develop your understanding of a range of core topics, theories, and methods in psychological science. 

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Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. This module builds on what you will have learned in Introductory Psychology: 1 (PY11001).

The module cover core topics in psychological science with more depth. This includes various topics in social Psychology, e.g. the psychological basis of stereotyping and prejudice.

Cognitive psychology will also be explored, with insights into the nature of human attention, the Psychology of reward-based learning, and the systems that allow us to recall memories of past events.

Understanding these topics provides the basis for understanding not only the strength, but also the fallibility, of the human mind as you progress to future psychological studies.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • be introduced to the scientific study of the brain, mind, and behaviour
  • learn about a variety of theoretical concepts in Psychology
  • consider the strengths, weaknesses, and application of different methods to investigate the mind
  • develop an understanding of the statistical methods used to test psychological questions

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of introductory material across the breadth of Psychology
  • evaluate the quality of evidence used in Psychology
  • construct and communicate a psychological argument
  • comprehend and report basic research methods in Psychology

Assignments / assessment

  • open-book multiple choice quizzes (13%)
  • workbook (34%)
  • research participation (5%)
  • final exam (48%)

Teaching methods / timetable

This module will be delivered by a combination of lectures and workshops.

Lectures will cover introductory theoretical topics in psychology.

Workshops will take place in smaller groups, and provide you with hands-on training in a range of academic skills needed to study Psychology.


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