Introduction to Psychology ADED12031E

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides an introduction to the academic study of Psychology, focusing on the key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in the Colleges of Social Sciences and MVLS.


For 10 weeks

2-hour lecture per week (Tuesday 11.00-13.00)

2-hour seminar per week (Groups A and B Wednesday 11.00-13.00; Group C Thursday 13.00-15.00)

Requirements of Entry

Incoming students on the University of Glasgow's Study Abroad programme.

Excluded Courses

PSYCH1001 Psychology 1A: Biological & Cognitive

PSYCH1002 Psychology 1B: Social, developmental and mental health and wellbeing

PSYCH1010 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology





2000-word essay (75%)

1,250-word data analysis report (25%)

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Introduce students to the fundamental principles, concepts and issues in the major areas of contemporary scientific psychology.

■ Enable students to develop the academic literacies necessary for Level 1 undergraduate study in the Colleges of Social Sciences and MVLS.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate an awareness of the character of the questions posed by psychology, and the scientific means by which psychology approaches answering these questions

■ Communicate key psychological theories and concepts from the major subfields of psychology in a logical and effective manner

■ Correctly use key terminology of this field of study

■ Undertake basic statistical analysis of data and interpret the results

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.