Investigating Psychology 2
Development of knowledge and skills in using advanced research designs, including quantitative and qualitative analysis. Content will cover the collection, analysis and reporting of both quantitative and qualitative data.
The unit will address core topics in biopsychology, providing a biological perspective to understanding human and animal behaviour.
This unit covers a range of key areas in cognitive psychology. It provides a foundation for understanding contemporary issues, debates and methods in this interesting and core psychological field.
You will critically explore key areas of cognitive psychological theory and research. This will include discussion and evaluation of the theory and methodological issues.
This unit is designed to explore a range of developmental psychological topics over the course of the lifespan.
You will explore a range of theoretical, methodological and applied aspects of developmental psychology. The unit will cover a range of developmental psychological topics across lifespan.
Critical and Social Psychology
This unit explores social psychological topics, and differences in approaches to social psychological knowledge.
It will cover areas of social psychology outlined by the British Psychological Society, for example social cognition, attribution, attitudes, group processes and intergroup relations, culture, close relationships, social constructionism, self and identity, and leadership. Through the exploration of these topics you will consider alternative paradigms, perspectives and approaches in social psychology and the ways in which social psychological knowledge is impacted by the context in which it is gained.
Difference and Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy
The relevance of individual differences within counselling and psychotherapy will be explored together with an examination of the need for therapeutic practice to support these differences. The difference section will focus on the related areas of personality and individual differences while the diversity sections may cover historical and contemporary issues relating to diversity and inclusivity.
In this unit, you will learn about approaches that help us to understand individual differences in personality, in intelligence, and in other aspects of mental life.
Extended Counselling and Psychotherapy Project
The unit will support your development of personal self-efficacy and your ability to work in groups by requiring you to form a community of practice to produce a group poster and individual presentation, informed by ethical research.
Building on skills developed across level four study, you will work collaboratively to design a project around an issue in counselling and psychotherapy. You will work in groups to complete a literature review to identify an appropriate research question in counselling and psychotherapy and design a research project taking into account barriers and ethical considerations to carrying out this project. You will also maintain a learning journal/reflexive log.
You will not be required to collect data to carry out this study.