Full Title:Psychology 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PSYC H8001
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 2 - 2018/19 ( February 2019 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Gain insights ino the goals of psychology which are to - 1. Describe how people and other animals behave. 2.Understand the causes of these behaviours. 3. To predict how people will behave under certain condititions. 4. To control behaviour through knowledge and control of its causes
  2. To explore the fundamental principles, theories and practices of psychology
  3. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the scope of psychological investigation with particular reference to the areas of developmental and social psychology.
  4. Understand the role of psychology in social care
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
An Introduction to Psychology
Nature and scope of Psychology, key concepts and perspectives
The Brain and behaviour
Functions, of the brain, Structure of the Brain,Emotions and the brain, Brain Development Across the Lifespan, Brain Development Across the Lifespan, Brain Damage & Disorders
Developmental Theories
n/a
Behaviourism Theories
n/a
Humanism Theories
n/a
Ecological Theories
n/a
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Essay Essay assessing contribution of key theorist to cognitive and/or socio-emotional development, supported with examples from current media reports 1,2,3,4 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam n/a 2,3 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Emma O Brien 2011, Psychology for Social Care...An Irish Perspective, 1st Ed., Gill & Mc Millan Dublin [ISBN: 978 07171 4999 5]
  • Bee, H. and Boyd, D 2010, The Developing Child, 12th Ed., Boston: Pearson/ Allyn & Bacon [ISBN: 978-0-205-68593-6]
  • Richard Gross 2010, Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, 6th Ed., Hodder Arnold [ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1444108316]
  • Coon, Psychology: A Modular Approach to Mind and Behaviour, Belmon,t CA: Thompson (2007)
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Myers, D., Psychology, New York: Worth Publishing (2007),
  • Newman, B.M. and Newman, P.R. 2008, Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach, 10th Ed., Belmont CA: Wadsworth/ Thompson Learning [ISBN: 978-0495553410]
  • Berger, K.S. 2011, Developing Person Through the Lifespan, New York: Worth
  • Brown, J., Social Psycholog,y 4th Edition, London: McGraw-Hill (2005)
  • Siegler, R., DeLoache, J. and Eisenberg, N., How Children Develop, New York: Worth Publications (2006)
  • Gray. P., Psychology, New York: Worth Publishing (2007)
  • Green, Lorraine 2010, Understanding the Life Course: Sociological and Psychological Perspectives, [ISBN: ISBN: 9780745640167]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 1 Mandatory
DK_BSSC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care 1 Mandatory
DK_HCSSC_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Social Care 1 Mandatory