Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/psy-10033/lists
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.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Explain key aspects of human thought and behaviour using theories and perspectives from developmental psychology, individual differences and social psychology: 1,2Describe current and historical research within developmental psychology, individual differences and social psychology, and explain how research methods and theoretical understanding have developed over time: 1,2Actively engage with independent study, including researching relevant textbook material and other relevant literature relating to developmental psychology, individual differences and social psychology: 1,21
22 hours lecture11 hours seminar 2 hours examination115 hours private study (reading round lectures, essay preparation and writing, exam revision)
1: Essay weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
EssayA 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 examinationThe MCQ will assess knowledge of a variety of topics in social psychology and individual differences. Unseen 2 hour examination, with a correction for guessing.