Introduction to Psychology II - SP305

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Canterbury Spring
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4 15 (7.5) DR M Ponari




This module is not available to Kent students studying Psychology. Available wild to 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 or 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. the evolution of mind, mental illness and treatment, self and personality, understanding emotions, identity development and crises, and use of language).


This module appears in:

Contact hours

1 weekly two-hour lecture

Method of assessment

20% Coursework. Formed of Research Participation credits collected during the term.
80% Examination.
(NB: In the case of short-term exchange students whose registration ends before the summer term, the examination may be replaced by a single piece of coursework of increased length.)

Indicative reading

Please refer to the reading list via

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 the 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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