Foundations of Psychology

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Foundations of Psychology

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • 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 introduces students to some of the major theories and ideas of
    psychological science in core areas of research, such as of cognitive, biological, social,
    developmental and individual differences.

    This module will allow students to acquire a broad foundation of knowledge of these
    core areas, as well as many specialist sub-areas of psychology. Students will be taught a
    comprehensive overview of the scientific and conceptual foundations of psychology, and
    the historical development of psychology as a scientific discipline.

    Autumn Semester summary:
    ? Sensation
    ? Psychology as a science
    ? Skills: Studying, Writing, Plagiarism, Referencing and PDP
    ? The Brain & the nervous system
    ? Visual perception
    ? Consciousness
    ? Gender
    ? Thinking
    ? Memory
    ? Writing a literature review

    Spring Semester summary:
    ? Learning
    ? Motivation and Emotion
    ? Social Psychology 1
    ? Social Psychology 2. Psychology and Society
    ? Infant Development
    ? Child Development
    ? Personality
    ? Psychopathology
    ? Treatment of Mental Disorders
    2 hour weekly lectures, and six 2 hour seminars over the course of the semesters.

    ? 1,000-word literature review (50%)
    ? One hour final exam ? short essay questions (50%)
    ? 1 hour short-answer essay-type questions.

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

Course Disclaimer

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