Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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 as well as how the family context shape their development. 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.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/psy-20012/lists
To develop an advanced understanding of key areas in development and social psychology, and to critically evaluate theory and research in each field.
Intended Learning Outcomes
recognise key theories and research topics in developmental and social psychology: 1,2critically evaluate theory and research in developmental and social psychology: 1,2independently locate, study, and synthesise knowledge from different academic sources within the field of developmental and social psychology: 2
Topics in Developmental and Social Psychology will be introduced via 10 lectures (90 minutes) and 5 seminars (2 hours) plus 125 hours of private study for the continuous assessment component and the short essays.
1: Multiple Choice Questions - Knowledge weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
Fortnightly MCQ based on lecture content5 fortnightly MCQ tests (around 8-10 items in each test) 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.2: Essay weighted 80%
2 Short Essays- one social and the other developmental, each 1000 wordsStudents answer two questions from a list of topics covered in Developmental and Social Psychology.