Foundations in Psychology: Organisational, Social and Applied

Module code: C8502
Level 3 (sub-degree)
30 credits in autumn & spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

In this module, you are introduced to the psychological approach to understanding human behaviour - with a focus on topics within organisational, social, and applied psychology.

You evaluate theories and ideas with respect to empirical data, and apply the findings of Psychology to everyday experience.

You use a problem-based approach, and your topics may include, for example:

  • prejudice
  • intergroup relations
  • acculturation
  • personnel selection
  • leadership
  • organisational structure
  • culture.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key issues in the psychological approach to social groups and organisations.
  • Communicate critical and theoretical ideas pertaining to Social and Organisational psychology clearly, within the framework of academic writing conventions appropriate to foundation year study.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research methods used in the study of Social and Organisational psychology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of statistical analysis used in Social and Organisational psychology, appropriate to foundation year study.