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PS4074   Cognitive Psychology and the Emotional Disorders

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Mon

This module is designed to demonstrate how theories from cognitive psychology can enhance our understanding of the emotional disorders Teaching will be based on individual seminar presentations followed by class discussion. In the presentations students will be expected to review and critically evaluate original research. Seminars will focus on topics such as autobiographical memory and depression, autobiographical memory and anxiety, attentional bias in depression and anxiety, and interpretative biases in depression and anxiety. At the end of the seminar series, students should understand how depression and anxiety can be differentiated on the basis of these biases.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PS2002. Module prerequisites may be waived for students with entry into Honours Psychology

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminars plus office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 130

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 = 75%, Coursework = 25%, Re-assessment applies to failed components only


Module teaching staff: Dr B Dritschel