Psychology: Theory and Method 1

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology: Theory and Method 1

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: This module provides students with a broad introduction to the historical evolution, issues, debates, themes and theories in psychology. The course will provide a a good grounding in a range of theoretical perspectives in psychology including attention in particular to personality and biological psychology.

    Syllabus: This module is the first of two modules which provide a broad introduction to the discipline of psychology. This module will begin with a brief historical and philosophical overview of the roots of psychology and then move on to cover the psychodynamic perspective, behaviourism and learning theory, the biological basis of behaviour, and cognitive psychology. Within the biological perspective the focus will be on motivation and emotion, and within cognitive psychology the focus will be on memory.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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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