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Psychology in the Real World

University of Warwick

Department of Psychology 2019/20

Module Code:

PS115

Module Name:

Psychology in the Real World

Module Credits (CATS):

24 CATS Psychology

30 CATS Psychology & GSD

30 CATS Outside option

Module Convener

Elisabeth Blagrove

Module Teachers

Various

Module Aims

This module aims to provide students with an in-depth examination of current issues in abnormal, biological, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology. Rather than providing comprehensive coverage of classic psychological theories, this module will present cutting-edge research in the lecturers’ own areas of expertise, giving students insight into the most dynamic areas in this field.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • evaluate current research in psychology;
  • analyse empirical methods of psychology;
  • interpret data and their theoretical implications;
  • integrate data from several areas of psychology; and
  • generate novel research questions.

Assessed by:

100% exam for 24 CATS,

80% Exam and 20% assessed work 30 CATS

Module Work Load

Module Length

24 weeks

Lectures

One 2-hour session per week, consisting of combined lecture/seminar

Seminars

Attendance

Attendance at all sessions is compulsory

Module Assessment

Exam

24 CATS

100%

Assessed work:

30 CATS

10% + 10%

Exam

30 CATS

80%

Module Reading List

Readings will consist of one or two research articles each week, as indicated on the module website. Required readings are compulsory (and directly examinable); supplementary readings are optional for students.