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 support the development of your personal self-efficacy and your ability to work in groups by requiring you to form a
community of practice to produce a presentation informed by action research principles.
You will be encouraged to think and act critically in order to make a positive intervention or a critical interpretation of an aspect
of your social or cultural environment. The aim of the unit is to introduce you to action research. Action research is initiated to
address a contested issue through a reflective process of collective problem solving as part of a community of practice. Action research
involves actively participating in a situation to conduct research in order to stimulate positive social change. The unit will typically cover
such topics as community psychology, psychogeography, and historical analysis.
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
You will study personality, intelligence and other aspects of mental life and see how differences create richness as diverse people and peoples come together.
The difference section may focus on the related areas of personality and individual differences; e.g. personality, psychometrics, intelligence, cognitive style, emotion, motivation, mood, positive psychology, physical and mental health (including social, biological and cognitive processes) The diversity section may cover historical and contemporary issues relating to diversity and inclusivity; e.g. culture, sex, gender and disability. These issues may be explored, in the context of debates and controversies.