Postgraduate Course: Mind, Body and Consciousness (MSc) (PSYL11047)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course examines aspects of human consciousness and subjectivity within the context of contemporary psychology. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with phenomenological psychology and their own lived experiences and to explore their ramifications. The course provides the opportunity to explore literature on the body, subjectivity, intersubjectivity, the unconscious, and authenticity. Each two hour lecture consists of a practical and a theoretical period. In the practicum participants work together in small groups on structured tasks that offer the opportunity to experience the phenomenon under examination. In the theoretical period the course leader will introduce and summarise the topic, and some designated students will present short summaries of their readings.
Tutorials will take place after the end of the course at times negotiated between the students and the lecturer.
Weekly 500 word assessed reflection papers
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course participants will have both a theoretical and an experiential understanding of some distinctive features of human consciousness.
Be able to identify the distinctive features of phenomenological psychology and to critique experimental psychology and the cognitive neurosciences.
To evaluate notions of embodiment, lived experience, intersubjectivity, the unconscious, and authenticity in human experience.
To formulate applications of phenomenological psychology and be able to give a coherent account of psychological phenomena in phenomenological terms.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Tutorials will take place after the end of the course at times negotiated between the students and the lecturer.
|Course organiser||Dr Billy Lee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3342
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188