PSY-20012 - Developmental and Social Psychology
Coordinator: Ching-Yu S Huang Tel: +44 1782 7 33330
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Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733736

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

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 development and social psychology, and to critically evaluate theories and research in each field.

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

recognise key theories and research topics in developmental and social psychology: 1
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 developmental and social psychology
: 2

Study hours

Topics in Developmental and Social Psychology will be introduced via 10 taught classes (2 hours each) and 130 hours of independent study - this will include 10 hours of guided, asynchronous learning activities, plus 120 hours spread across independent literature searching, reading, preparing for and extending knowledge from classes, and working on the assessments.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Multiple Choice Questions - Knowledge weighted 20%
Fortnightly MCQ based on topics taught in class
5 fortnightly MCQ tests (10 items in each test) based on the class 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. 4 best results out of the 5 tests will be calculated for the final mark.

2: Essay weighted 80%
2 Short Essays- one social and the other developmental, each 1000 words
Students answer two questions from a list of topics covered in Developmental and Social Psychology.