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Undergraduate Course: Psychology 2 (PSYL08002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaPsychology Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course aims to develop students' understanding of the interplay between research evidence and theoretical approaches in contemporary scientific psychology, as well as making links to relevant historical background in the following core areas: developmental psychology and learning; perception and cognition; differential and social psychology; historical and conceptual issues in psychology; language; neuropsychology; research design, methodology and statistics in psychology.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Psychology 1 (PSYL08001)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Psychology course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information 3 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s). Laboratory space restricts total class size. Allocation of students to particular days will be done in light of their outside courses. Monday 1400-1700, Tuesday 1400-1700 or Wednesday 1000-1300 or 1400-1700.
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 66, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30, Summative Assessment Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 290 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Psychology 23:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Psychology 23:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Psychology 2 Paper 13:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Psychology 2 Paper 23:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of the different approaches used to investigate psychological issues and the means by which psychologists obtain and evaluate evidence and draw conclusions in various areas of psychology. They should know how to perform psychological experiments, how to carry out non-experimental research in psychology, how to interpret and draw quantitative conclusions from psychological data and how to present psychological results and summarise theoretical knowledge relevant to a particular topic in a clear, well-organised manner
Assessment Information
30% for practical reports and 70% degree exams.

To fulfill the course requirements requires: participation in the 5 fortnightly laboratory course practicals and submission of 2 practical reports (of up to 3000 words each), in addition to the two semester examinations.

Special Arrangements
Laboratory space limits practical class sizes: enrolment is contingent on availability of a place in one of the 4 scheduled practical sessions.
Additional Information
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Course organiserDr Julia Simner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3450
Course secretaryMr Simon Cann
Tel: 0131 650 9870
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