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PS1002   Psychology 2

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 2

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. The principal teaching method for PS1002 is formal lectures, with a continuation of the specialised methodology and practical course exploring methods of research. It will be assumed that students have taken PS1001 and will therefore have some experience in methodology and writing research reports.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

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

Scheduled learning hours: 64

Guided independent study hours: 136

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