Becoming a Psychologist (Applications of Pyschology)

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Becoming a Psychologist (Applications of Pyschology)

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prior university-level study of psychology.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module will cover different areas of professional/applied psychology. It will engage
    students in what becoming a practitioner in psychology involves. Professional psychology
    and applied psychology are the two main areas of coverage. Professional psychology
    (primarily the autumn semester will cover the practice and methods of qualifications in
    the main areas of the profession. Applications of psychology (primarily spring semester)
    will examine in more detail a selection of substantive areas in which a practitioner would
    be involved as a psychologist.

    Autumn Semester summary:
    ? Introduction: Contemporary Psychology
    ? Becoming an Academic Psychologist and Applying Psychology Research to Real
    ? Health Psychology
    ? Clinical Psychology
    ? Forensic Psychology
    ? Counselling Psychology
    ? Educational Psychology
    ? Occupational Psychology
    ? Cross-cultural issues in applied psychology

    Spring Semester summary:
    ? Forensic ? investigative research/interviewers
    ? Forensic ? work in prisons
    ? Government agencies
    ? Road safety research
    ? Sales and marketing
    ? Recruitment/assessment
    ? Human factors ? keyboards to cockpits
    ? Therapy using art/music
    ? Psychology and sport

    Teaching: Weekly 2 hour lectures/seminars

    ? Coursework comprising a 1500-word ?Action Plan and Role Evaluation? (50%)
    ? A 2-hour unseen examination (50%)
    STUDY OPTION 2: Action plan (100%)
    STUDY OPTION 3: Essay (tbc)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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