This unit introduces students to the different branches of psychology that they will explore throughout their degree. The evolution of each branch will be introduced by examining key historical texts and evaluating their legacy in today’s society and psychological practice, with consideration for how they have informed our current understanding of human behaviour and mental processes. Students will also be introduced to academic writing and they will have the opportunity to develop their skills in searching and reading research papers, summarising and synthesising information and working collaboratively in a group environment. They will gain experience in presenting information succinctly and professionally in both oral and written modalities.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):