5. Contemporary Social Psychology This module explores contemporary social psychology by examining a range of theoretical perspectives. The concept of “levels of analysis” is used to structure comparisons between theories and approaches. The module explores modern European forms of social psychology that arose as a critique to traditional social cognitive approaches, and place more emphasis on social and collective processes (for example, social constructionism).
6. Learning, Memory and Perception Underlying all psychological functioning is the ability to perceive, remember, and alter our behaviour in response to information in the world. These basic psychological processes of perception, memory and learning were the first areas of study for empirical psychology and this module examines both the historical development of these areas as well as the current state of knowledge in each area.
7. Psychopathology This module will introduce you to the various psychological disorders, as well as their aetiology and treatment. This module will also look at models of psychopathology, as well as its classification and diagnosis. Broad theories of the development of the various psychological disorders will be touched on, drawing from psychodynamic, cognitive, and neuroscience perspectives, as well as social factors.
8. Lifespan Development This module will provide you with an overview of human development across the lifespan, including how childhood experiences affect later development. Different approaches to human development will be discussed and compared, including: attachment theory, behavioural genetics, psychodynamic theories, and biopyschosocial approaches. Different domains of human development will be covered, e.g. cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development across the lifespan.
Level 3 - (120 credits) Consists of the dissertation worth 30 credits plus 6 modules worth 15 credits each: 1. Psychology Dissertation You will produce a non-empirical psychology project, i.e. a project that does not involve the collection of original data, but which is in the form of an extended evaluative literature review.
2. Clinical Psychology In this module you will develop a critical awareness of the issues and debates involved in understanding deviant behaviour. It examines the psychological, social, cultural and biological influences and predispositions upon general definitions of abnormality and specific disorders. Particular categories of disorder will be studied in order to illuminate controversies concerning the value of models, methods of classification and diagnosis. Specific syndromes addressed include: major depression and mania, schizophrenia, substance-related disorders, disorders of ageing/cognition, and suicide.
3. Language and Thought This module provides an introduction to key themes, theories, research programmes and methods to understand processes underlying human language and thinking within the domains of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuropsychology. Intact and impaired processes involved in spoken language, reading and spelling will be explored in different languages with a special interest in whether these processes are universal or language specific.
4. Neuropsychology This module introduces you to major neuropsychological syndromes following brain damage. The most frequent syndromes in clinical practice such as aphasia, amnesia, agnosia, dementia, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease are discussed. You will be introduced to a variety of different tests and assessment procedures applied in clinical neuropsychology and for each of the clinical syndromes, relevant neuropsychological and psychiatric symptoms will be outlined.
5. Psychological Therapies This module provides you with an introduction to some of the main methods of psychological interventions used by clinical, counselling and health psychologists in therapeutically helping people. This module will cover some of the core theoretical principles and techniques used in various psychological interventions, when working with individuals (both children and adults) as well as with families and groups.
6. Developmental Disorders This module will introduce you to a variety of developmental disorders including Downs syndrome, Williams syndrome, dyslexia & autism. It will include an analysis of the biological, cognitive & social profiles of each. You will gain an insight in to the main symptoms of each clinical condition and the prognosis for people with these disorders. The module also covers the effects of early brain injury and the problems working with children with learning difficulties.
7. Consumer Psychology This module introduces you to a selection of issues in the area of consumer psychology. It will explore how theories within social, cognitive and developmental psychology can help explain consumption behaviours. The module will address issues related to positive and negative influences of a consumer society upon individual’s psychological process and functioning. It will also look at how aspects of consumption can influence development at an early age as well as affect behavioural outcomes in later life.
Assessment Assessment is via a mixture of examination, essays, research reports and a dissertation. The dissertation comprises a 1,500 word annotated bibliography followed by an 8,000 word literature review.
Duration of Programme Three years/two years full-time.
Entry Requirements The standard entry requirements are as follows: • Two A levels passes or equivalent. Plus 3 GCSEs in other subjects including Maths and English at Grade C or above. • English language ability equivalent to one of the following: - IELTS 6.0 - TOEFL 550 paper based (213 computer based or 80 internet based)
- TOEIC 660 - Cambridge FCE Grade C+ or CAE Grade C/ FCE A/B
- C & G Pitman Intermediate or Higher Intermediate
- IGCSE Grade C
Applicants whose educational qualifications do not meet the entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis.
What’s Included ibam students receive: · Free Laptop - Access electronic copies of your learning materials and important information, such as assessment instructions, whenever and wherever you are via ilearn
· Tutor support - On campus based lectures and tutorials·to enhance study materials and generate discussion with fellow students External resources - Links to external sources can include key journal articles, your university’s online library, sites of topical interest, etc.
Exemptions For this qualification, we may allow you to count credit for relevant study you have already done elsewhere. Exemptions are considered on an individual basis when you submit an application form.
How to Apply In addition to a completed application form: · Copies of your relevant certificates and/or transcripts.
· One suitable reference. Please note we can only accept academic and/or professional work references.
· Copy of your CV detailing your work history (if you do not have A Levels).
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