Undergraduate Course: Psychology 2 (PSYL08002)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Psychology 1 (PSYL08001)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Psychology 2||3:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Psychology 2||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Psychology 2 Paper 1||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Psychology 2 Paper 2||3:00|
| 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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Laboratory space limits practical class sizes: enrolment is contingent on availability of a place in one of the 4 scheduled practical sessions.
|Additional 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 organiser||Dr Rene Mottus
Tel: (0131 6)50 3410
|Course secretary||Mr Simon Cann
Tel: 0131 650 9870
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