Introduction to the Module Simon Bignell – Module Leader Spring 2010 Lecture 1
Lecture 1 – Introduction to the module <ul><li>The module team </li></ul><ul><li>Description of the module </li></ul><ul><...
The module team <ul><li>Module Lecturers </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Bignell : Room N208; Telephone: 01332 593043; email:  [em...
Description of the module <ul><li>The module provides students with an introduction to the areas of developmental, abnorma...
Learning outcomes <ul><li>On completion of the module students will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate an understan...
Components of the module <ul><li>Unit 1: Developmental Psychology:   </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive development  (SB) </li></...
Components of the module <ul><li>Unit 2: Abnormal Psychology:   </li></ul><ul><li>Abnormal behaviour  (LN) </li></ul><ul><...
Components of the module <ul><li>Unit 3: Cognitive Psychology:   </li></ul><ul><li>Attention  (SB) </li></ul><ul><li>Perce...
Structure of the module Fundamentals of Psychology 2 Lectures Seminars Website Forum Weekly Seminars Groups 1-10 Weekly Le...
Lectures Fridays 2-3pm  in Room B301 Simon Bignell Revision lecture Week 12 (40) Friday 7/5/10 Anna Maria DiBetta Language...
Group seminars Small and large group discussions of language and module coursework. Seminar 10 Small and large group discu...
Recommended textbooks <ul><li>Passer, M, Smith, R., Holt, N., Bremmer, A., Sutherland, E. and Vliek, M. (2008). Psychology...
Coursework <ul><li>Portfolio of three articles </li></ul><ul><li>Students must complete  one 500-word article   on each of...
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Introduction to the Module - Fundamentals of Psychology Lecture 1

  1. 1. Introduction to the Module Simon Bignell – Module Leader Spring 2010 Lecture 1
  2. 2. Lecture 1 – Introduction to the module <ul><li>The module team </li></ul><ul><li>Description of the module </li></ul><ul><li>Learning outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Components of the module </li></ul><ul><li>Structure of the module </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group discussion seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommended Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Demo of the web site </li></ul>
  3. 3. The module team <ul><li>Module Lecturers </li></ul><ul><li>Simon Bignell : Room N208; Telephone: 01332 593043; email: [email_address] (Module Leader) </li></ul><ul><li>Anna Maria DiBetta : Room N208; Telephone: 01332 593080; email: a.di-betta@derby.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Lovemore Nyatanga: Room N204a; Telephone: 01332 593057; email: l.nyatanga@derby.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Module Seminar Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Above plus the following Post-Graduate Teaching Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Atiya Kamal : Room N302; email: a.kamal@derby.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Lauren Kelly : Room N302; email: l.kelly2@derby.ac.uk </li></ul>
  4. 4. Description of the module <ul><li>The module provides students with an introduction to the areas of developmental, abnormal and cognitive psychology. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be introduced to key phenomena within each of these three domains and you will examine the methodological approaches used to study these phenomena and the key theories which attempt to explain them. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Learning outcomes <ul><li>On completion of the module students will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate an understanding of empirical research and theories in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developmental Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abnormal Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate an ability to present, explain and summarise information. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Components of the module <ul><li>Unit 1: Developmental Psychology: </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive development (SB) </li></ul><ul><li>The development of social relations (SB) </li></ul><ul><li>The development of the self (SB ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Components of the module <ul><li>Unit 2: Abnormal Psychology: </li></ul><ul><li>Abnormal behaviour (LN) </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological disorders (LN) </li></ul><ul><li>Interventions and therapies (LN) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Components of the module <ul><li>Unit 3: Cognitive Psychology: </li></ul><ul><li>Attention (SB) </li></ul><ul><li>Perception (AMD) </li></ul><ul><li>Memory (AMD) </li></ul><ul><li>Language (AMD) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Structure of the module Fundamentals of Psychology 2 Lectures Seminars Website Forum Weekly Seminars Groups 1-10 Weekly Lectures 1-12 Self Guided Study Reading Coursework
  10. 10. Lectures Fridays 2-3pm in Room B301 Simon Bignell Revision lecture Week 12 (40) Friday 7/5/10 Anna Maria DiBetta Language Week 11 (39) Friday 30/4/10 Anna Maria DiBetta Memory Week 10 (38) Friday 23/4/10 University Vacation Anna Maria DiBetta Perception Week 9 (34) Friday 26/3/10 Simon Bignell Attention Week 8 (33) Friday 19/3/10 Unit 3: COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Lovemore Nyatanga Interventions and therapies Week 7 (32) Friday 12/3/10 Lovemore Nyatanga Psychological disorders Week 6 (31) Friday 5/3/10 Lovemore Nyatanga Abnormal behaviour Week 5 (30) Friday 26/2/10 Unit 2: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Simon Bignell The development of the self Week 4 (29) Friday 19/2/10 Simon Bignell The development of social relations Week 3 (28) Friday 12/2/10 Simon Bignell Cognitive development Week 2 (27) Friday 5/2/10 Unit 1: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY SB, AMD, LN Introductory lecture Week 1(26) Friday 29/1/10 Lecturer Title Date
  11. 11. Group seminars Small and large group discussions of language and module coursework. Seminar 10 Small and large group discussions of memory and module coursework. Seminar 9 Small and large group discussions of perception and module coursework. Seminar 8 Small and large group discussions of attention and module coursework. Unit 3: Cognitive Psychology Seminar 7 Small and large group discussions of interventions and therapies and module coursework. Seminar 6 Small and large group discussions of Psychological disorders and module coursework. Seminar 5 Small and large group discussions of abnormal behaviour and module coursework. Unit 2: Abnormal Psychology Seminar 4 Small and large group discussions of the development of the self and module coursework. Seminar 3 Small and large group discussions of the development of social relations and module coursework. Seminar 2 Small and large group discussions of cognitive development and module coursework. Unit 1: Developmental Psychology Seminar 1
  12. 12. Recommended textbooks <ul><li>Passer, M, Smith, R., Holt, N., Bremmer, A., Sutherland, E. and Vliek, M. (2008). Psychology: The science of mind and behaviour, London: McGraw Hill. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional / Alternative texts: </li></ul><ul><li>Unit 1: Developmental Psychology: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Siegler, R, DeLoache, J.S. & Eisenberg, N. (2006) How Children Develop (2nd Ed.) NY: Worth. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unit 2: Abnormal Psychology: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comer, R.J. (2007) Abnormal Psychology (6th edition) Worth Publishers: London. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unit 3: Cognitive Psychology: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eysenck, M. W., & Keane, M. T. (2005). Cognitive Psychology. A student's handbook. 5th edition. Hove: Psychology Press. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Coursework <ul><li>Portfolio of three articles </li></ul><ul><li>Students must complete one 500-word article on each of the three main areas from the module. </li></ul><ul><li>Aimed at an educated audience on student-selected topics from the module. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The articles must focus on empirical work from published research and show clearly how this research links with existing theory on a specific subject from the module. </li></ul><ul><li>Links will be provided on the module web pages to example articles from popular science publications, which students should use as a guideline (e.g. New Scientist, The Psychologist). </li></ul>

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