Undergraduate Course: Psychology 2B (PSYL08012)
|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 2 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 having been covered in Psychology 2A). Students are also presented with a broader historical, conceptual and methodological framework of psychological as well as its ethical dimensions and transferable skills such as identifying and summarizing key literature.
The course will cover four core areas of psychology, building on topics addressed in Psychology 1A and Psychology 1B.
The course will consist of four lecture blocks (one per area) of six lectures each, plus additional lectures covering broader historical, conceptual and methodological topics that relate to multiple areas of psychology and ethical issues in research and publishing.
Each lecture block will be accompanied by a lecture content-oriented tutorial and a lab that teaches and enhances a general research-related or transferable skill.
Halfway through the course is Flexible Learning Week, when typical lectures, labs and tutorials are suspended. Any Flexible Learning Week activities are not assessed.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have completed at least one introductory level Psychology course at grade B or above for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses
|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 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||60% Exam: 30% Multiple-Choice Test; 2 x 15% Short Essays.
20% 8 minute Presentation
20% practical assessments in Labs and Tutorials.
||Feedback on participation and performance in tutorials and labs
Feedback on presentation
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Psychology 2A Exam||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Show knowledge of the key concepts, research areas, methods and empirical findings in four core areas of psychology.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of how the core areas relate to one another: what are their similarities and differences in terms of conceptual and empirical approaches.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the main principles of experimental design.
- Show basic knowledge of and have basic skills in communicating science for lay audience.
- Show basic knowledge of and have basic skills in making presentations.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||To 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
To be able to efficiently extract the key features of a scientific problem or research program and present these orally/audiovisiually in a succinct and engaging manner
To be able to efficiently extract the key features of a scientific problem or research program and present these in writing in a succinct and engaging manner
|Course organiser||Dr Alex Doumas
Tel: (0131 6)51 1328
|Course secretary||Miss Kayla Johnson-McCraw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3440