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PS3031   Conceptual Issues and Theoretical Perspectives

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with permission of the Psychology Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: Lectures: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Thu. 1-hour practical: one of Thu 2-3, 3-4, 4-5. (Module runs in weeks 1-5 only)

This module addresses the historical and philosophical background to current debates in psychology. The module will be taught via lectures and seminars including student presentations. Emphasis will be placed on the development of critical analysis of alternative models and levels of explanations of behaviour, and the ability to relate conceptual debates in psychology to issues in the real world.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour laboratory class or seminar (Weeks 1 - 5).

Scheduled learning hours: 15

Guided independent study hours: 85

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Mr P L Gardner