Learning Theories: Understanding and Predicting Behaviour

Module code: PS3118

In this module, you will learn about the three dimensions of learning: 

  1. The conditions of learning 
  2. The content of learning
  3. How learning controls behaviour

In doing so, they will evaluate behavioural research methods used to investigate the acquisition and retention of information, and model learning theories to make accurate predictions of behaviour under well specified conditions. The module is assessed by coursework.


  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 130 hours of guided independent study


  • Portfolio (60%)
  • Seminar presentation (40%)