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PSYC1001: Psychology 1001

Psychology 1001 is a general introduction to the main topics and methods of psychology, and is the basis for advanced work as well as being of use to those not proceeding with the subject. Psychology 1001 covers the following areas: science and statistics in psychology; applied psychology; themes in the history of psychology; social psychology; personality theory; human development.

Code PSYC1001
Academic unit Psychology Academic Operations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the diverse areas of psychology taught: history of psychology, applied psychology (forensic), developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality
  • LO2. understand what binds such diverse pursuits into the single discipline of ‘psychology’ in regard to language, research methods, attitude and approach, and an appreciation of the ethical issues associated with behavioral research
  • LO3. understand the core research design principles and statistical approaches used throughout of psychology, and the ability to apply them in a critical manner
  • LO4. understand the APA style used for the presentation of written material, particularly research reports
  • LO5. appreciate how what is taught in psychology has implications for your wider personal and professional approach and identity.