Short Title:Introduction to Psychology for Social Care
Full Title:Introduction to Psychology for Social Care
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PSYC H1001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Jennifer Mc Garr
Module Description:This module will give students an overview of some of the fundamental concepts and theoretical perspectives within psychology. It will introduce students to the concept of nature versus nurture in relation to human development, and to the range of influences that shape human behaviour and development. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine historical contributions within the field of psychology
LO2 Discuss key psychological theories, concepts and perspectives
LO3 Examine nature vs. nurture in relation to human development.
LO4 Apply psychological theories, concepts and perspectives to human behaviour
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Students will complete an assignment on a key theoretical concept within psychology 1,2,4 50.00 n/a
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 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
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
  • Holt, N., Bremner, A. J., Sutherland, E., Vliek, M., Passer, M. W. 2015, Psychology: the science of mind and behaviour., 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill Incorporated, Us New York [ISBN: 0077169840]
  • O'Brien, E. 2011, Psychology for Social Care, 1st Ed., Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717149995]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Eysenck, M.W. 2017, Simply Psychology, 4th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 1315517914]
  • Eysenck, M.W. 2014, Fundamentals of Psychology, Psychology Press [ISBN: 1317568575]
  • O'Brien, E.Z. 2015, Psychology for Social Work, Macmillan International Higher Education London [ISBN: 1137577010]
  • Passer, M & Smith, E., 2015, Psychology: The Science of Mind and BehaviourPsychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill Education New York [ISBN: 978007716984]
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_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 1 Mandatory