Psychology Now: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding Behaviour

Module code: C8846
Level 4
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Computer based exam, Coursework

This module introduces you to a wide range of research themes in contemporary psychology. Internationally recognised researchers will help you learn about work at the cutting edge of this dynamically changing discipline, covering topics such as the psychology of gender differences, the effects of drugs on our thinking and behaviour, the mechanisms involved in hypnosis, and the role of psychology in environmental issues. You will evaluate diverse approaches to understanding human behaviour, from comparative perspectives that help us revisit assumptions about the human-animal divide, through to social psychological explanations of why we interact with other people in the ways that we do. 

This module is only available to Psychology students. 

Module learning outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of diverse methodological approaches to the psychological interpretation of behaviour
  • Understand the theoretical bases of diverse approaches to the psychological interpretation of behaviour
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems related to diverse areas of enquiry in psychology