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PS2001   Psychology 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Lecture 10.00 am - 11.00 am Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri; 3 hour practical (one of Wed 2-5pm, Thur 10-1pm, Thur 3-6pm)

This module uses PS1001 and PS1002 as the foundation for a more advanced treatment of a number of areas in psychology. In this way, and in conjunction with PS2002, it forms a sound preparation for Honours Psychology. It also provides greater depth of understanding of psychology for those who are taking the module as part of a more general course. Module PS2001 complements PS2002; together, the two modules involve advanced treatment of the following areas of psychology: the relations between brain and behaviour; cognition; perception; comparative aspects of behaviour; social and health psychology.It also contains a methodology component covering laboratory and field techniques; no methodological grounding beyond PS1002 will be assumed.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS1001 and pass PS1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 4 lectures, 1 x 3-hour laboratory per week and 4 x 1-hour course-related tutorials per semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 74

Guided independent study hours: 236

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 75%, Coursework = 25%

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

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Mr P L Gardner
Module teaching staff: Team taught