Explores the ways that our contexts interact with our minds to give rise to our experiences. In this unit you will learn why we have emotions, how beliefs emerge, how thinking happens, what motivates us, and how creative discoveries occur. You will also learn how our world shapes our choices, how groups influence behaviour, and how our experiences shape our knowledge and decisions. The unit will conclude by discussing the question: What is the self?
- Paradigm shifts in psychology
- The secret life of emotions and motivations
- From everyday thought to creative discovery
- Shaped by the people around us
- Shaped by the world around us
- Know thyself
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||examine key psychological concepts in contemporary terms appropriate to a range of socially and culturally diverse people|
|2||identify links between psychological theory, research, and personal experience and express those orally and in writing using appropriate conventions|
|3||recognise areas of debate in psychology and propose basic strategies for evaluating the relative strength of arguments|
|4||demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively to generate, test, and refine ideas drawing upon evidence|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- examine key psychological concepts in contemporary terms appropriate to a range of socially and culturally diverse people
- identify links between psychological theory, research, and personal experience and express those orally and in writing using appropriate conventions
- recognise areas of debate in psychology and propose basic strategies for evaluating the relative strength of arguments
- demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively to generate, test, and refine ideas drawing upon evidence
Prescribed Learning Resources
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