15 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: No


Aims/Description: This module explores the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline, its historical origins, development, socio-cultural and institutional contexts and limitations. The module introduces students to the multiple paradigms, theoretical perspectives and methods of analysis in psychology and explores the differences and/or complementarities between them as well as relevant ethical issues. Module content includes: - Psychology as a science: Conceptual and historical paradigms and models. - Social and cultural contexts of psychology and indigenous and cross-cultural approaches. - Ethical issues in psychology and education. - Institutional contexts, feminism and socio-political issues in psychology and education.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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