Context and Concepts in Education
In this unit, you will build on your understanding of the key questions in education and weigh up the contribution that the cognate disciplines play in education policy and practice.
Academic and Professional Practice - Year 2
This unit focuses on personal, academic and career planning in small groups and in 1:1 tutorials.
In this unit you will learn about the most productive social psychology theories in the context of education.
This unit explores theoretical, methodological and applied aspects of developmental psychology and considers quantitative and qualitative research methods in developmental psychology. You will also acquire the knowledge and understanding to critically evaluate methods and analytic techniques in applied developmental psychology.
This unit critically examines human personality, its variations and practical methods of measurement, along with clinical disorders and issues arising from their diagnosis and treatment.
The unit usually focuses on the related areas of personality and individual differences. Personality may include:
- a critical analysis of identity in relation to development and the world
- psychometric approaches to personality
- the social construction of personality;
- the implications of personality research.
Individual Differences usually covers topics such as:
- history of individual differences and mental illness
- biological aspects of individual variation (e.g. intelligence)
- diagnosis and treatment of disorders
- the fairness, uses and abuses of psychological tests
- individual differences in applied settings.
Psychometric aspects of personality and individual differences are usually explored methodologically via the production of a practical report using computerised statistical techniques to evaluate data.
The Psychology of Well-being
Research from a range of disciplines tells us that being social is a universally protective and preventative factor for well-being across the life-course. It is for this reason that you will learn to synthesise research findings from different sub-disciplines in psychology to gain deep understanding of this topic.
This unit offers a placement in a school in Greater Manchester where you will develop the application of their research methods skills.
Empirical Project Proposal
In this unit you will develop your proposal for empirical projects in 1:1 tutorials and small group sessions.