This module will provide you with the fundamental skills needed to succeed in degree-level psychology. As well as explicit training in the mechanics of academic writing, referencing, and critical thinking, it will give you a thorough grounding in the psychology of effective learning, considering key topics from cognitive psychology (e.g. memory, attention) in terms of how they relate to successful study strategies.
Contact hours: 26
Private study: 34
Compulsory to the following courses:
• BSc in Psychology
• BSc in Psychology with Clinical Psychology
• BSc in Psychology with Forensic Psychology
• BSc in Psychology with a Placement Year
• BSc in Psychology with Clinical Psychology and a Placement Year
• BSc in Psychology with a Year Abroad
• BSc in Social Psychology
• BSc Business Psychology
• BSc Business Psychology with a Placement Year
Method of assessment
Essay (1500 words) 40%
The most up to date reading list for each module can be found on the university's reading list pages (https://kent.rl.talis.com/index.html).
• McGee, S. (2010). Key Research & Study Skills in Psychology. Los Angeles: Sage.
• Penn, P. (2019). The Psychology of Effective Studying: How to Succeed in your Degree. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module you will be able to:
1. write in an appropriately academic style
2. be able to effectively read and critique published research
3. understand and apply subject-specific referencing styles
Generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module you will be able to:
1. demonstrate independent learning
2. understand what is required of degree-level work
3. understand and engage in self-reflection
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Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
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