Undergraduate Course: Psychology 1 (PSYL08001)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An introduction to the main areas of contemporary scientific psychology, with lectures covering: biological, differential, developmental, social, memory, perception, language and research methods, .
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 66,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A 2 hour degree exam at the end of each Semester (each 30%)
Two 1200 word essays (each 12.5%)
(One in Semester 1, one in Semester 2)
Tutorial contributions (4%)
(2 x 150 word pieces for each tutorial)
Lab contributions (8%)
(Appropriate exercises and reports for each of the 8 labs)
Research participation (3%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Psychology 1||2:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Psychology 1||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Psychology 1||2:00|
| LEARNING OUTCOMES
On completion of each section of the lecture course, students should be able to:
-Define key psychological concepts and illustrate them with relevant examples.
-Understand basic theoretical questions and arguments.
-Outline the types of research methods used in addressing these questions.
-Summarise some classic and some recent findings.
-Discuss how these findings relate to theoretical questions and arguments.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||A quota of 325 students: students with degrees including Psychology will be seeded and so have priority access.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Tutorials and lab contributions and research participation.
Students are required to attend 8 tutorials and to contribute 8 hours as participant via the Research Participation Scheme.
|Course organiser||Dr Richard Shillcock
Tel: (0131 6)50 4425
|Course secretary||Ms Fiona Graham
Tel: (0131 6)50 3440
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