PSY-10033 - Introduction to developmental and social psychology
Coordinator: Masi Noor Tel: +44 1782 7 32946
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733736

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20


Aims
To provide an introduction to three key areas of psychology: developmental psychology, individual differences and social psychology. Also, to provide an overview of their history, to illustrate their inter-relationships by examining contemporary issues.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/psy-10033/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

Explain key aspects of human thought and behaviour using theories and perspectives from developmental psychology, individual differences and social psychology: 1,2
Describe current and historical research within developmental psychology, individual differences and social psychology, and explain how research methods and theoretical understanding have developed over time: 1,2
Actively engage with independent study, including researching relevant textbook material and other relevant literature relating to developmental psychology, individual differences and social psychology: 1,2


1

Study hours

22 hours lecture
11 hours seminar
2 hours examination
115 hours private study (reading round lectures, essay preparation and writing, exam revision)

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 50%
Essay
A 1500-word essay which assesses knowledge in a prescribed area of developmental psychology. Students have a choice of 1 essay title from a range of titles.

2: Exam weighted 50%
MCQ examination
The MCQ will assess knowledge of a variety of topics in social psychology and individual differences. Unseen 2 hour examination, with a correction for guessing.