Individual Development module (PY22002)

Learn how the human mind develops and diverges to create unique individuals

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This module offers an overview on different aspects that influence the development of human beings from when we are born to when we get old.

It discusses cognitive, social, linguistic, and moral development throughout the human lifespan, including reflections on mental health and psychological wellbeing.

The aim is to give you a sense of how the human mind develops and diverges to create unique individuals.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • learn about core areas of psychology, such as child development, personality, mental health across the life span, and ageing
  • learn the research skills and statistics necessary to understand and to conduct psychology research

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

  • discuss findings, concepts, and issues relating to the development of the human mind
  • exhibit appropriate research skills, including the ability to carry out experiments and effectively report, statistically analyse, and critically interpret results

Assignments / assessment

  • multiple-choice quizzes (10%)
    • online open book tests
    • completed throughout the semester
  • group presentation (13%)
  • experimental report 2,000 words (25%)
  • experiment participation (5%)
  • end-of-semester exam (47%)

Teaching methods / timetable

  • lectures (2-3 per week)
  • weekly workshops


This module is available on following courses: