Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology PSYCH1010
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Psychology
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
The course covers core material in the area of biological and cognitive psychology.
One-hour lectures weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the semester.
Requirements of Entry
Entry to the class is offered to students who are visiting from overseas universities.
1 degree exam (100%).
Main Assessment In: December
The aim of this course is to introduce students to core material in the areas of biological and cognitive 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 which will introduce students to Biological Psychology; Perception and Visual Cognition; Human Memory; and, Language.
■ Discuss and evaluate the methodological bases for psychological research.
■ Summarise and critically evaluate psychological theories and research findings in an examination.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit the course's summative assessment.