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 of study is designed to provide students with an understanding of theories and methods in cognitive and biological psychology. More specifically, students will learn the foundations of these theories through the lens of the biopsychosocial model. 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.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Further readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):