PSY20200 Psychology for Everyday Life

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces students to various ways in which psychology can contribute to understanding and improving facets of everyday life. The module critically reviews theory and research and their applications to a variety of life domains. Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills in considering the relevance of evidence-based psychology for specific areas of everyday life. Lectures will be delivered by guest speakers, who present material from their own areas of expertise. The specific topics covered vary by year, but examples of previous topics include: psychological wellbeing; child & adolescent mental health; disability & society; group relations; humanitarian emergencies; media & entertainment; law & crime.

*Please note that this module will be delivered entirely online*

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of important concepts, theories and research that underpin the psychology of everyday life.
2. Identify and critique examples of evidence-based psychology in everyday settings.
3. Reflect on the process of developing practical applications of psychological findings.

Indicative Module Content:

The specific topics covered vary by year, but examples of previous topics include: psychological wellbeing; child & adolescent mental health; disability & society; group relations; humanitarian emergencies; media & entertainment; law & crime.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

15

Autonomous Student Learning

86

Lectures

24

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
lectures; critical writing; reflective learning; enquiry & problem-based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

It is recommended that students have taken at least one level 1 psychology 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
Assignment: Critical reviews of journal articles Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No

60

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Multiple-choice test Week 6 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

40


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback is provided on the VLE.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Online Learning Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 09:00 - 09:50
Online Learning Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Autumn