King's College London
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Educational Aims: Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and human behaviour. The aim of the module is to introduce students to the discipline of psychology and to provide an opportunity to review the principal psychological findings and theories. A wide range of perspectives will be examined but the main emphasis will be on cognitive, developmental, social and clinical psychology. Specific topics will include perception, learning, memory, emotion, attachment, personality, obedience and prejudice. Within these topics, the emergence of theories which account for experimental evidence will be elaborated upon.
Learning Outcomes: At the end of the module students should be able to: discuss the different methods for studying mental processes and human behaviour that have emerged in psychology; describe and review the main psychological findings and theories on the topics of perception, learning, memory, emotion, attachment, personality, obedience and prejudice. In order to do this effectively, students will be expected to relate experimental findings to different theories, and demonstrate how these constitute evidence that supports or contradicts them. Understanding of these theories and their experimental origins will be further assessed by asking students to provide examples and instances of how they are applied in other experimental, clinical and everyday life contexts.
Suggested Reading: Psychology - The Science of Mind and Behaviour by Richard Gross, Hodder Arnold (5th edition)
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