Historical and Conceptual Themes in Psychology

Module code: PS7550

This module introduces you to the origins, developments and contemporary issues in the discipline of Psychology. It presents the philosophical and scientific context as to how conceptualisations of the human mind, behaviour and experience have changed throughout time. Additionally, you will explore contemporary issues in psychological science and its applications in professional practice. This module will provide you with the key grounding in research design, ethics, critical thinking and reflection.

Examples of topics covered:

  • Psychology’s definition, purpose, and application 
  • Antecedents of Psychology
  • The birth of modern Psychology
  • Differing perspectives in Psychology
  • Introduction to psychological research methods
  • Approaches to research in psychology
  • Professional and ethical practice in Psychology
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