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Explanations in Psychology

PSY231

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 12: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 16: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Contact: Dr Tiina Eilola
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module develops themes introduced in Exploring Psychology (year 1) and Essential Skills for Psychologists (year 1), regarding psychology as a science, to an advanced level by focusing on competing scientific approaches to psychology as well as the discipline┬┐s moral, historical and political contexts. It will also consider some modern trends in the discipline and critically evaluate them. Specifically, topics covered will include the extent to which psychology exemplifies scientific characteristics, whether psychology is morally and politically neutral, approaches to acquiring psychological knowledge (by illustration of various scientific paradigms), postmodernist questions such as whether psychology is culturally and socially constructed and problems with this approach, and the origins of ethics in psychological research and practice.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5

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