Undergraduate Course: Psychology 1A (PSYL08009)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course aims to develop an integrated understanding of modern approaches to some of the core areas of psychology (the remaining core areas to be covered in Psychology 1B). Students are also presented with a broader historical, conceptual and methodological framework of scientific and psychological research. Besides this, students are taught and can practice a range of general research skills.
The course will cover key findings and concepts in psychological science. Blocks of lectures will cover core psychological areas. Tutorials and labs will accompany the lectures teaching skills in consuming and producing psychological research and presenting that research to scientific audiences.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Priority will be given to Year 1 students, in particular those who need to take this course as a requirement of their degree programme.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The breakdown of the course mark is as follows:
||Feedback on participation and performance in tutorials and labs (weekly)
Feedback on essay (standard marking turnaround)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Psychology 1A Exam||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Show knowledge of the key concepts and scope of psychological research.
- Understand basic theoretical questions and arguments in psychological science.
- Apply and report on a range of research methods commonly used by psychologists to address theoretical questions.
- Summarize some classic and some recent findings, and show basic understanding of how they relate to one another.
- Build critical thinking skills and develop the ability to critically evaluate psychological research studies and write-ups.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Independent learning skills
Will be able to be prepared to look for connections in the material covered in different parts of the curriculum and look beyond the presented material.
Will be able to have learned to write texts in a well-structured and succinct way that enables a clear and coherent message to build up. Logical progression of ideas with supporting evidence properly used will be key.
Will be able to present arguments in a well-structured and succinct way that enables a clear and coherent message to come across.
|Course organiser||Dr Alex Doumas
Tel: (0131 6)51 1328
|Course secretary||Miss Georgiana Gherasim
Tel: (0131 6)50 3440