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Undergraduate Course: Psychology 2 (PSYL08002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Psychology 1 (PSYL08001)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements 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.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 60% exam
10% literature summary
10% presentation
20% practical assessments in labs and tutorials
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Psychology 22:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Psychology 22:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Psychology 2 Paper 12:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Psychology 2 Paper 22:00
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
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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 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 1400-1600 or Wednesday 1400-1600.
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Course organiserDr Rene Mottus
Tel: (0131 6)50 3410
Course secretaryMs Stephanie Fong
Tel: (0131 6)50 3628
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