Introduction to Psychology I - SP304

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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4 15 (7.5) MISS LJ Smith




This module is not available to Kent students studying Psychology. Available wild for non-Psychology students



This module introduces students to the study of psychology, with the aim of providing an introductory understanding of some key topics within psychology and seminal psychological research. No prior knowledge of psychology is expected nor assumed. The module encourages students to explore classical concepts in psychology within the context of cutting edge research and contemporary issues within modern society. There is a particular focus on how psychology and concepts within the subject can inform controversial issues in everyday society (e.g. drug and alcohol addiction, learning styles, language, love, health and illness, prejudice, and helping).


This module appears in:

Contact hours

1 weekly two-hour lecture


Available Wild. Available to short-term credit students.

Method of assessment

20% Coursework. Formed of Research Participation credits collected during the term.
80% Examination.

Preliminary reading

Please refer to the module reading list online :

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the diversity of theoretical and empirical approaches in psychology
Introductory knowledge and basic understanding of some principal topics in psychology and how they relate to contemporary society
An awareness of sub-disciplines within psychology and how they are connected
The development of independent learning skills to support learning and personal development through the use of available resources (e.g. the web)

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