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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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: