The aim of this unit of study is to provide students with an introduction to several key discipline areas in the field of psychology, thus establishing a solid basis for further, more in-depth study in subsequent years. This unit covers topics including the research enterprise in psychology; neuropsychology; memory; language and cognition; learning; motivation and emotion; interpersonal relationships; and personality. Classes involve activities and discussion of research papers that foster understanding of theoretical content by focusing on specific topics and applications of research and knowledge in psychology.
|1.||Examine current issues in psychology and how theories within the topic areas covered have evolved over time;|
|2.||Assess the basic principles of methodologies employed in psychological research;|
|3.||Evaluate research literature relating to the topic areas covered;|
|4.||Perform an independent literature search on a psychological topic using online databases;|
|5.||Apply knowledge of research methodologies to a specific research topic and collect data for a research project;|
|6.||Produce a laboratory report written in formal academic style and conforming to APA formatting conventions.|
|Journal||Journal related to workshop readings (600 words)||20%|
|Laboratory Work||Lab Report related to theoretical content (1500 words)||40%|
|Test||Tests - multiple choice and short answers (3 hours in total)||40%|
Psychology 4th ed.
Burton, L, Westen, D & Kowalski, R., (2015)
An interactive approach to writing essays and research reports in psychology 3rd ed.
Burton, L., (2010)
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