Short Title:Psychology 1
Full Title:Psychology 1
Module Code:PSYC H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Social and behavioural Sciences
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By: 
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:To introduce students to the study of psychology and to provide a foundation for future subjects within Psychology, namely Child Development, Social/Personality Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Counselling.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine background information on the history of psychology.
LO2 Distinguish neurobiological bases which underpin psychology
LO3 Identify cognitive and social/emotional processes which will comprise foundation knowledge for Child Development.
LO4 Describe and explain the key perspectives within psychology.

Module Content & Assessment

No Course Work
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Michael Passer... [et al.] 2008, Psychology, 1st Ed., Mc Graw Hill [ISBN: 0077118367]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Nick Hayes, Teach Yourself Psychology, Jarvis US [ISBN: 0071621016]
  • O'Brien, Emma 2011, Psychology for Social Care, 1st Ed., Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717149995]
  • Emma O' Brien 2008, Human Growth and Development, Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717144617]
  • Michael W. Eysenck, Perspectives on psychology, Psychology Press [ISBN: 0863772552]
  • 2009, Approaches to psychology, Open University Press/McGraw-Hill Education Maidenhead [England] [ISBN: 978-0335228850]
  • Richard Gross 2009, Themes, issues and debates in psychology, Hodder Education London [ISBN: 978-0340975879]
  • Andrew M. Colman, A dictionary of psychology, Collins London [ISBN: 978-0199534067]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSOCA_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care Practice 1 Mandatory