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PS111 - Brain & Behaviour

  • Module code: PS111
  • Module name: Brain & Behaviour
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 24, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will introduce the biological and methodological basis of current approaches to perception, action, attention, emotion, language, learning, memory, and psychological disorders. Taken together, PS111 (Brain and Behaviour) and PS112 (Psychology in Context) will 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 have a basic understanding of the structure and function of the main components of the nervous system; to understand the parts played by cognitive and biological psychology in psychology as a whole; to have a critical understanding of research and theory dealing with basic processes of perception, action, attention, emotion, language, learning, memory, and psychological disorders; and to have a critical appreciation of psychology as a science. "

Timetabled teaching activities

"Length of module: 24 weeks . 2 lectures per week. Attendance at lectures is compulsory. "

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/psych/study/bsc/ugmodule/modules/ps111outline

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: PS111-24)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Test 1 8%
  Test 2 8%
  Test 3 8%
  Test 4 8%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 68%
D3 (Assessed/examined work) 1st assessment 5%
  2nd assessment 5%
  3rd assessment 5%
  4th assessment 5%
  30 CAT additional assignment 20%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 60%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART-YEAR ONLY 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PS111-30)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Test 1 8%
  Test 2 8%
  Test 3 8%
  Test 4 8%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 68%
D3 (Assessed/examined work) 1st assessment 5%
  2nd assessment 5%
  3rd assessment 5%
  4th assessment 5%
  30 CAT additional assignment 20%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 60%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART-YEAR ONLY 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Psychology (C800) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Psychology with Linguistics (C802) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Psychology with Education Studies (C804) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Psychology and Global Sustainable Development (C8L8) - Year 1
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 1
Optional
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 1