Applying Psychology to Everyday Problems (C8101)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module introduces you to a variety of ways in which psychological knowledge is applied to everyday problems. It covers topics such as understanding mental health problems and how they can be treated, how psychology can be used to influence health and well-being, the role of psychology in the workplace, the relevance of psychology to educational practice – including understanding why ‘bullying’ occurs and how we can prevent it, and how psychological knowledge about multi-tasking can help us understand the issues around distracted driving.

You will learn about some of the research and theories that support these applications of psychology to everyday problems and will be introduced to the areas of professional applied psychology that underpin them.

This module is only available to Psychology students.


100%: Lecture


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.