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PS112 - Psychology in Context

  • Module code: PS112
  • Module name: Psychology in Context
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 24, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will introduce the history of psychology and core topics in social, developmental and cognitive psychology. No previous knowledge of psychology will be assumed. Taken together, PS111 (Brain and Behaviour) and PS112 (Psychology in Context) provide a general introduction to Psychology designed to support work in the second and third years of the Psychology Honours Degree.

Principal learning outcomes

"At the end of the module students will be expected: to be familiar with, and be able to discuss, some of the classic studies in the areas of psychology set out above; to have a critical appreciation of some of the main concepts and theories in each of the areas; to locate modern psychology in a wider intellectual and historical context; to understand the parts played by social psychology, developmental psychology, and the study of memory in psychology as a whole; and to be able to take a historical perspective on psychology as a science. "

Timetabled teaching activities

"Length of module: 24 weeks. Term 1: Two lectures per week. Term 2: One lecture a week, one seminar every second week. Attendance at lectures and seminars is compulsory. "

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Other essential notes

"The module is available as an option to first and second (but not third) year students from other departments. "

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
24 CATS (Module code: PS112-24)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 32.7%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 16.9%
locally Adminstered Exam 16.9%
locally Adminstered Exam 16.9%
locally Adminstered Exam 16.9%
30 CATS (Module code: PS112-30)
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 20%
Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 15%
locally Adminstered Exam 15%
locally Adminstered Exam 15%
locally Adminstered Exam 15%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Psychology (C800) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Psychology and Global Sustainable Development (C8L8) - Year 1
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 2