PSY-20012 - Developmental and Social Psychology
Coordinator: Martin G Rowley Room: DH1.92 Tel: +44 1782 7 33328
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733736

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2019/20

In Developmental Psychology you will study detailed and specific examples of research examining aspects of human cognitive and social development; in previous years this has included looking at children's earliest understanding of objects and events and their growing appreciation of self and others. In Social Psychology, you will explore how both internal and external factors shape people's understanding and explanations of their social world and examine psychological explanations for attitudes and behaviour that occur within and between groups.

To develop an advanced understanding of key areas in social development and social psychology, and to evaluate theory and research in each field.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate knowledge of core topics in developmental (cognitive and social) and social psychology: 1,2
critically evaluate theory and research in developmental and social psychology: 2
independently locate, study, and synthesise knowledge from different academic sources within the field of cognitive and social psychology
: 2

Study hours

Topics in Developmental and Social Psychology will be introduced via 20 one-hour lectures plus 130 hours of private study for the continuous assessment component and the seen exam.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Coursework weighted 20%
Fortnightly MCQ based on lecture content
A fortnightly MCQ test (around 8-10 items) based on the lecture content. Test accessible from KLE so that students can participate from any location. Questions to be released after the relevant lecture with a two-week window for completion. In line with practice in the School, a penalty (1/3 of a mark deducted) will be applied for incorrect answers, to discourage guessing.

2: Seen Exam weighted 80%
2-hour seen examination
Students answer two questions from a list of topics covered in Developmental and Social Psychology.