ACE

AP1860: Psychology as a Science

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 7 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 76hr(s) Directed Study (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Ciara Staunton, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Psychology, as appropriate; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To place psychology in a conceptual, historical, scientific and applied context.
Module Content: Psychology as a scientific discipline. Introduction to the scientific methods in psychology; historical perspectives on psychology; branches of modern psychology.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Define commonly used terms in psychology.
  • Understand the role of the scientific method in psychology.
  • Show understanding of the historical development of the discipline.
  • Illustrate with examples the broad therapeutic branches within modern psychology.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,000 word written assignment).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the module coordinator).

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