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

50%: Coursework (Essay)
50%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 16 hours of contact time and about 134 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: