Perspectives on Psychology (C8840)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module is designed to help students reflect on their studies of psychology in two ways. First, they will examine the scientific and conceptual underpinnings of psychology, tackling questions about the nature of scientific investigation and other fundamental debates through the history of psychology such as the relation of the mind to body, or how humans florish.

Second, the ethics of psychological research will be scrutinised, with attention to issues that arise in the course of various methodologies employed by psychologists, for example the ethics of using animals in research for the benefit of humans; or the ethics of using children or people with mental illness.

Teaching

100%: Lecture

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 16 hours of contact time and 134 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.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: