Cognitive Psychology and the Emotional Disorders
SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the second year of the Honours Programme.
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Module prerequisites may be waived for students with entry into Honours Psychology. Before taking this module you must pass PS2002
Weekly contact: 2-hour seminars plus office hour.
Scheduled learning hours: 20
Guided independent study hours: 130
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 75%, Coursework = 25%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 75%, Coursework = 25%, Re-assessment applies to failed components only