Introduction to Applications of Psychology PSYCH1010

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The course covers core material in the area of psychology as it is applied to mental health and wellbeing and social and developmental psychology.


Lectures weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the semester, students can attend at either 9am or 1pm.

Requirements of Entry

Entry to the class is offered to students who are visiting from overseas universities.

Excluded Courses



1 degree exam (100%).  

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to introduce students to core material in the areas of psychology that are applied to solving problems and to improve behavioural and physiological functioning, in particular mental health and wellbeing, and social and developmental psychology. Appropriate research methods and key theories will be covered throughout.

The course is intended for students who are visiting from overseas universities. It can serve as an introduction to the field for students taking the course as part of their psychology degree at their home university, or as an outside subject in another degree programme.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students at the end of this course will be equipped with skills and knowledge to:

■ Describe, explain, and evaluate a broad range of theories and research findings in Psychology in the areas of Mental health and Well-being and Social and Developmental Psychology.

■ Discuss and evaluate the methodological bases for psychological research.

■ Summarise and critically evaluate psychological theories and research findings in an unseen examination.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit the course's summative assessment.