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PS1001   Psychology 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Lecture 12.00 noon - 1:00 pm Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri. 2-hour workshop: one of Mon 10-12, 2-4, 4-6, Tues 9-11, 11-1, 2-4

This module aims (i) to provide an introduction to the theoretical foundations, historical perspectives and modern developments of psychology; (ii) to provide an introduction to the variety of subjects which make up contemporary psychology; (iii) to provide a thorough grounding in the empirical basis of psychology. Lectures comprise the principal teaching method. In addition, a specialised methodology and practical course will introduce methods of research including experimental design, analysis and interpretation of results. The skills necessary for writing research reports will be stressed. It will be assumed that entrants have no previous knowledge of psychology.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 4 lectures and 1 x 2-hour workshop.

Scheduled learning hours: 58

Guided independent study hours: 142

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 75%, Coursework = 25%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr P J Miles
Module teaching staff: Team taught