Undergraduate Course: Psychology Literature Review (PSYL10114)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students will either suggest their own topic or choose from a selection of topics provided by teaching staff. The topic must be one for which there is either an existing psychological literature or one in which they can use their psychology background to inform them of progress in the topic. Assessment is by means of a 3500 word critical review.
A Literature Review choice form will be available on Learn. Choices should be listed in order of preference (from different supervisors) and the form submitted via the Psychology Honours drop box, Dugald Stewart Building by 12 noon on Thursday of Week 1 (Semester 1). Please note Ordinary degree students should seek permission from the Course Organiser if they wish to enrol on this course.
Topics offered by staff will be available on Learn and the Psychology website.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Use of bibliographic databases to identify a core literature to review.
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of different methodologies in research
Critically appraise an area and suggest profitable avenues for future research.
|Collins, S.C. & Kneale, P.E. (2001). Study skills for psychology students: a practical guide. London: Arnold. |
Hart, C. (1998). Doing a literature review: releasing the social science research imagination. London: Sage.
Heffernan, T.M. (2000). A Student's guide to studying psychology. Hove: Psychology Press
Sternberg, R.J. (1993). The Psychologist's companion: a guide to scientific writing for students and researchers. Cambridge: CUP (especially Chapter 2).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Michelle Luciano
Tel: (0131 6)50 3603
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Richards
Tel: (0131 6)51 3733