Short Title:Psychology 1
Full Title:Psychology 1
Module Code:PSYC H1001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Social and behavioural Sciences
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DAVID IRWIN
Module Author:ANNE-MARIE SHIER
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.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Nature of Psychology
History of Psychology. Research Methods within Psychology.
10.00%
Perspectives within Psychology
Humanistic Perspective, Psychodynamic Perspective, Behavioural Perspectiv, Biological Perspective, Cognitive Perspective, Socio cultural perspective
60.00%
Neurobiological Basis of Psychology
Properties of Neurons. Central Core and Limbic System. Cerebrum. Asymmetries in the Brain. Autonomic Nervous System. Endocrine System. Genetic Influences on Behaviour(optional).
15.00%
Psychological Development in Childhood
The Nature – Nurture Debate in relation to Child Development. Capacities of a Newborn. Cognitive Development in Childhood. Personality and Social Development.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
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

IT Tallaght 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