PSY10050 Introduction to Psychology

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed to introduce students to the breadth of topics covered by the discipline of psychology. The module covers a range of theoretical approaches used in psychology to try to explain human thought and behaviour. A variety of topics will be introduced drawn from the full breadth of the discipline of psychology and may include aspects of child development, human social interaction, thinking and reasoning and biological psychology.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts underpinning a psychological approach to understanding human thought and behaviour. In addition, they will be able to describe the key constructs that facilitate an understanding of the various topics presented and to illustrate an ability to apply their learning to real life contexts. Finally, students should be able to compare and contrast the main theoretical approaches within selected topics.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Didactic lecture delivery.

Some active/task-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Online mid-term MCQ exam Week 7 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Online Final Exam (MCQ and short questions/notes) Week 12 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Online automated feedback

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Name Role
Ms Maryanne Brassil Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Suzanne Guerin Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Leigh Huggard Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Conor McCloskey Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 16:00 - 17:50