- Module code: PS351
- Module name: Psychology and the Law
- Department: Psychology
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
This module aims to provide a broad understanding of the role of cognitive psychology in legal contexts. Topics can include: the legal system; eyewitness testimony; the suggestibility of children; theoretical issues in memory distortion; identifying people; interrogations and confessions; theories of hypnosis; cognitive theories of sex offending; repressed and recovered memories; deception .
Principal learning outcomes
"By the end of the module, students should be able to: Discuss the ways in which psychology has been applied to the legal context; Demonstrate knowledge of the current state of psychology and law research; Compare and critically discuss the methodologies used in psychology and law; Discuss the topics covered in relation to theories and debates in the applied cognitive literature. "
Timetabled teaching activities
Length of module: 12 weeks. One lecture per week; one seminar per week. Attendance at lectures and seminars is compulsory.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|15 CATS (Module code: PS351-15)|
|D1 (Assessed/examined work)||Assessed work||33%|
|2 hour examination (Summer)||67%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||100% assessed Visiting/Exchange PART-YEAR ONLY||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Psychology (C800) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Psychology (with Intercalated year) (C801) - Year 4
- Postgraduate Taught Psychological Research (C8P9) - Year 1
- BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 3
- BA in Philosophy with Psychology (with Intercalated year) (VL79) - Year 4