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Introduction to Psychology
000 word essay which will be due in on Thursday 11th December 1pm. The assessment is a 2. you are expected to prepare for the seminar. However.uk The teaching team consists of Hazel Bending and Esther Pettit. Following some sessions the lecturer may give the students some reading and/or activities to complete in order to enhance learning. The lecturer will indicate when she is willing to answer questions relating to the topic.ac.uk) for updates on the seminars. 2 . Seminars are student led. The lectures are led by one member of the psychology teaching team. Seminars and tutorials The seminars and/or tutorials are an opportunity to discuss the topic. see the relevant section in the handbook and keep an eye on ‘emily’( http://emily. The module runs for 11 weeks during the first term of the academic year. contact via email at hbending@marjon. The activities are not marked. Teaching sessions Lectures The lectures will give students an introduction to the topic. experience shows us that students who complete the reading and activities tend to find to assessment much easier to complete! Details of these can be found on ‘emily’ or are given at the end of the teaching session. Teaching team Module leader is Hazel Bending. Workshops Workshops are an opportunity for students to ‘try something out’ they rely on full student participation and a little prior preparation.ac. Directed reading and activities. Teaching sessions for all students are held on Tuesdays. For your learning the seminars will be run in small groups – 11 or 12 students to 1 tutor therefore swapping sessions is not permitted. its epistemological basis and how theories can be readily applied to both the individual learner and professional practice. nor carry any assessment weighting.pahc. The module aims to give students an introduction to psychology.Module overview Welcome to the Introduction to psychology module.
Be familiar with the concepts of memory and learning as applied to the individual learner 3. such as behavioural. GN and Neill MG (2006) Psychology: Science of Behaviour. Carlson. 8th edition. Allyn Bacon Indicative reading You may find the following useful. Allyn Bacon OR Martin GN. RC. 3rd edition. NR. cognitivebehavioural. GN. Understand the epistemological basis of the discipline of psychology 2. NR and Buskitt. (1987) Introduction to psychology. Smith. Atkinson. personality and intelligence Intended Learning Outcomes: By the end of this module. W (2004) Psychology: Science of behaviour. such as emotion. Wadsworth 3 . Martin. Key components of memory and learning specifically those relating to the individual learner Key areas of psychological concepts. Harcourt Brace. Boston. Harlow. NR and Buskist W ( 2007) Psychology. RC. Bem DJ (1999) Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology. Harlow.If you would like to discuss the directed activities please book into a tutorial session. Atkinson. R Atkinson. E. Atkinson. Pearson education OR Martin. social and psychodynamic. and Hilgard. cognitive. Carlson. RL. Understand the psychological processes which have an impact on behaviour and communication Reading list The core texts are: Carlson. motivation. San Deigo. Module details Content: The syllabus will typically include: Core theoretical perspectives. London. E. students should: 1.
H. M. (2003) Atkinson and Hilgard’s introduction to psychology. W. V. (1983) Short term counselling : a humanistic approach for the helping professions. Stradling. London. and Dryden. (2003) Themes issues and debates in psychology. (1999) An introduction into cognitive psychology: processes and disorders. Wadsworth Forgas. social and cultural contexts. Harlow. London. Gross. Open University press Groome. London. Sage Bettelheim B. (2000) Foundations of Psychology. E. research. P. the science of Mind and Behaviour. Thousand Oaks. London. N. London. London. Maidenhead. J. Wadsworth Scott. (2005) Psychology. Baltimore. NR. Martin. W. Williams and Wilkins Black. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Graham. Blackwell publishing. R. An introductory text. London. Oxford. Arnold Dow-Nelson. (2004) A history of modern psychology. Addison-Wesley Carlson. M. (2001) Introduction to social psychology. Mahwah. The meaning and importance of fairy tales. Open university press Schultz. (2001) The Human brain: essential of behavioural neuroscience. JP. London. Thomson Learning Hewstone. Williams and Wilkins Beatty. Baltimore. DP. SC. European perspective.Bear. Penguin Morrison. Routledge Smith. Prentice hall Ogden. (2003) Lecture outlines for note taking for Atkinson and Hilgard’s Introduction to psychology. Oxford. (1995) Developing cognitive-behavioural counselling. Wadsworth publishing 4 . C. (1995) Neuroscience for the study of communicative disorders. and Bennett (2006) An introduction to health psychology. D. (2004) Psychology. (2004) Health psychology. SG. Milton Keynes. (1996) Introduction to research methods and statistics in psychology. Stoebe. Sage Sheldon. Blackwell. MA. London. Blackwell Publishers Johnson. (2000) Individual differences. J. MF.(1988) Uses of enchantment. Connors. London. and Schultz. (1997) Developmental cognitive neuroscience: an introduction. New York. MH. K. London. OJ. Pearson Education Coolican. BW. (2001) Neuroscience: exploring the brain. (1978) A complete guide to therapy: from psychoanalysis to behaviour modification. J. (1986) The Human face of psychology: humanistic psychology in its historial. W. and Paradiso. B. Cooper. and Andy. Lippencott. Penguin Bhatnager. Menlo Park. H. Kovel. GN. Belmont. and Buskist. Hodder Arnold Gross. practice and philosophy. SE. R. Harlow. (2001) Handbook of affect and social cognition.Hodder Arnold Hayes. Hodder and Stoughton. (1995) Cognitive behavioural therapy.
com/psychology101/index. London.Temple. J. Webster. San Deigo. JH. Maidenhead. S. (1993) The Brain: an introduction to the psychology of the human brain and behaviour.net/home. Penguin Thompson. Open university press Walker. RF. William. 5 .html We do not recommend the use of Wikipedia. D. C. Journals There is a large number of journals available in the library or electronically which support this module. London. Websites Recommended websites are: http://allpsych. London. Single Pub group. S Jarrett N and Smith P (2004) Psychology for Nurses and the caring professions. (1995) Neuroscience of communication. Croom helm. Routledge.html http://www. New York .open2. and Carr. Y. (1984) Learning theory and behaviour modification. Payne.spring. WH Freeman and co Walker. (1993) The Brain: a neuroscience primer. (1987) Behaviour modification for people with mental handicaps.uk/ http://www.org.
30 Blue group@12 Lecture : all students 9.b. 4th Nov.30 Blue group@12 25th Nov.(http://emily. 18th Nov.30 9.30 12 Lecture : all students workshop : all students Red group Blue group Red group Blue group Lecture : all students Red group @9. 14th Oct.30 12 9.30 12 Cognitive perspective and neuroscience Cognitive-behavioural perspective Reading and preparation week Intelligence Memory learning Emotion IQ debate Emotion IQ debate Psychodynamic perspective Personality What works? Lecture : all students Red group @9.30 12 9.pahc.uk) 6 . 21th Oct.3010. 9. 11th Nov.30 12 t. 8th Dec.30 12 9.Timetable 30th Sept.a. Sign up via the discussion board on emily. 1st Dec. Tutorials Sign up tutorials for assessment and module help are available on Tuesday afternoons. 9.30 12 9. After each lecture reading suggestions may be given to further your knowledge and understanding of the topic. 28th Oct. 9.ac.45 Introduction to psychology and this module Brief history of psychology Psychology and Speech and Language Therapy Behavioural perspective Humanistic perspective Behaviourism and humanistic workshop Lecture : all students 7th Oct.
To prepare for the session: To prepare for the session you should be able to identify how the perspectives covered in the module account for learning skills and information.Learning and memory workshop Content: In this session we will be looking at the topics of learning and memory and how these topics can be applied to you and your studies. To prepare for the session: You will need to read around the subject of IQ : what is it? How is it tested? When is IQ score utilised? Etc. twin studies Nurture side: environment. middle child. parenting. You should also read about schema theory. biology – neurotransmitters. What works? To prepare for the what works session you need to have read all your lecture notes and completed all the directed reading. 7 . use your lecture notes and the set texts in order to do this. We will hear a 15 minute argument from both sides of the debate and then spend upto 15 minutes discussing the topic and the arguments. IQ seminar Content: In this seminar we will be looking at whether nature or nurture plays the major role in the development of IQ. You will need to prepare argument and evidence. Ideas : Nature side : look into evidence from the genetics. In your groups of 5/6 you will need to prepare a 15 minute argument for your side of the debate.
Your task: In your groups you must prepare upto 2 powerpoint slides on your topic and a short (maximum 5 minutes) presentation around these slides. Impact of the Phineas Gage study 4.Emotion workshop Content: During this workshop we ( students and lecturer ) will be delivering a lecture/presentation on the various aspects of emotion. Role of the amygdala 5. Conditioned emotional response 2. James-Lange theory of emotion 9. Emotional recognition (including Ekman and Friesan study) 8. Groups to be allocated a topic after the behaviourism and humanistic workshop on 14th October. 12. Cultural control of emotional expression 7. You should email these slides to hbending@marjon. 3. 13. Emotion expression and Parkinsons. Emotion recognition and Aspergers . 8 . The topics: 1. from the triggers to emotion. through the expression and recognition of emotional responses to why as SLT student you need to study the topic of emotion. Impact of the social environment and of isolation on the production of emotions 6. The role of the Orbitofrontal cortex.ac. Cannon-Bard theory 10. Schatcher and Singer model 11.uk by Monday 3rd November. Emotion processing and Alzheimers.
for example what do they both say about research? How do they gather evidence? If you are answering 2 or 3 think about how you can apply your comparisons to either the acquisition of language or behaviour changes. from a variety of sources. That you understand the perspectives. 1½ line spacing and leave a margin down the right hand side for comments and feedback. Compare and contrast three psychological perspectives. 3. What are we looking for? We are looking for evidence of reading around the subjects. If you want advice. along common themes. Compare and contrast how two psychological perspectives account for the acquisition of language. identify the similarities and differences. just ask! 9 . 1pm 2000 words on either: 1. Compare and contrast how two psychological perspectives account for behaviour change. the difference between the perspectives and that you can apply them. You will need to read around the perspectives and decide how to limit your answer – you cannot write about everything. Look up and read around the perspectives.Assessment Hand in by Thursday 11th December 2008. State in your introduction what you are going to write about and don’t forget to summarise in your conclusion. Where to start? All the questions are asking you to compare and contrast perspectives and different arguments. cognitive-behavioural. humanism or psychodynamic. 2. you may choose from : behavioural. In your essay you must: Include an accurate word count at the end of your essay Include the essay question Include a reference list using the Harvard system Not exceed the word count by more than 10% Not include your name Use Arial 12 font. cognitive.
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