Modules for course C808 | MSCI/PHS
MSci Psychology with Clinical & Health Psychology

These were the modules for this course in the 2018–19 academic year.

You can also view the modules offered in the years: 2019–20; 2020–21.

Find out more about studying and applying for this degree.

Use the buttons after the module titles (where available) to see a brief description of the content, or:
Show all descriptions
Hide all descriptions

Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • PPP-1001: Psychology as a Science (10)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Dienes, Z. (2008). Understanding Psychology as a Science. London: Pan-McMillan. ISBN: 9780230542310 Gleitman, H., Reisberg, J., & Gross, D. (2010). Psychology (8th Edition). New York, US: W W Norton & Company. ISBN: 9780393116823 British Psychological Association. (2004). Guidelines for minimum standard of ethical approval in psychological research. http://www.bps.org.uk/the-society/code-of-conduct/code-of-conduct_home.cfm Goldacre, B. (2009). Bad Science. UK: Harper Perennial. ISBN: 978-0007284870
  • PRP-1001: Research Methods I (20) Core
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D. C.: Author. Field, A. (2013). Discovering Statistics using SPSS, 4th Ed.. London: Sage Howitt, D. & Cramer, D (2010). Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, 3rd Ed. Harlow: Pearson
    or
    PCC-1002: Cyflwyniad i Ymchwil (20) Core
    Dyma'r deunydd darllen a argymhellir ar gyfer y modiwl hwn: American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D. C.: Author. Field, A. (2013). Discovering Statistics using SPSS, 4th Ed.. London: Sage Howitt, D. & Cramer, D (2010). Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, 3rd Ed. Harlow: Pearson
  • PPP-1002: Stress & Distress (10)
    Reading List Health Psychology. Core text: Morrison, V., & Bennett, P. (2012). An Introduction to Health Psychology (3rd ed.). Essex: Pearson. The first edition of this text will be suitable. Clinical Psychology. Core text: Kring, A. M., Johnson, S. L., Davison, G. C., & Neale, J. M., (2010/2012). Abnormal Psychology (11th/12th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Previous editions of the core text and other Abnormal Psychology texts will be suitable.
  • PPP-1003: Scientific Writing & Comm I (10)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: American Psychological Association. (2010). The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition).Washington, DC: Author. The general online handbook: Essay Writing Guide; APA & Writing Research Reports; Edit, acknowledgements & choosing resources. Further reading materials and guidance will be provided in class and additional resources will be accessible on Blackboard.
    or
    PCC-1001: Ysgrifennu Gwyddonol I (10)
    Dyma'r deunydd darllen a argymhellir ar gyfer y modiwl hwn: American Psychological Association. (2010). The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition). Washington, DC: Awdur. Y llawlyfr ar-lein cyffredinol: Arweiniad ar Ysgrifennu Traethodau; APA ac Ysgrifennu Adroddiadau Ymchwil, cydnabyddiaethau a dewis adnoddau. Bydd deunyddiau darllen pellach yn cael eu darparu yn y dosbarth a bydd adnoddau ychwanegol i'w cael ar Blackboard.
  • PPP-1008: Faith and Culture (10)

Semester 2

  • PRP-1002: Research Methods II (20) Core
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D. C.: Author. Field, A. (2013). Discovering Statistics using SPSS, 4th Ed.. London: Sage Howitt, D. & Cramer, D (2010). Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, 3rd Ed. Harlow: Pearson
    or
    PCC-1004: Dulliau Ymchwil II (20) Core
    Dyma'r deunydd darllen a argymhellir ar gyfer y modiwl hwn: American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D. C.: ⁠ Awdur. Field, A. (2013). Discovering Statistics using SPSS, 4ydd Arg.. London: Sage Howitt, D. A Cramer, D (2010). Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, 3ydd Arg. Harlow: Pearson
  • PPP-1005: Brain & Mind (10)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Carlson N. R. Physiology of Behaviour (10th Edition) London: Allyn and Bacon. ISBN 9781408227992
  • PPP-1006: Scientific Writing & Comm II (10)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: American Psychological Association. (2010). The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition).Washington, DC: Author. POPPS handbook Further guidance will be provided in class, and additional resources will be made accessible on Blackboard.
    or
    PCC-1003: Ysgrifennu Gwyddonol II (10)
    Dyma'r deunydd darllen a argymhellir ar gyfer y modiwl hwn: American Psychological Association. (2010). The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition).Washington, DC: Author. Llawlyfr Sgiliau Ymarfer Cyflwyniadau Llafar Seicoleg (POPPS) Rhoddir rhagor o gyfarwyddyd yn y dosbarth, a threfnir i adnoddau ychwanegol fod ar gael ar Blackboard.
  • PPP-1007: Learning to be Happy (10)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Carr A (2003) Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths. Brunner-Routledge ISBN-10: 1583919910 Miltenberger, R.G. (2007). Behaviour Modification: Principles and Procedures. (5th edition). Wadsworth. (4th edition also fine). can be brought by chapter.
  • PPP-1010: Applied Psychology (10)
    Introduction to Psychology I will introduce you to some of the fundamental areas of psychology. Topics in this module will be drawn from the different areas of psychology. This year, the topic areas are: Historical and Theoretical Development, Biological Psychology, Perception and Social Psychology. They key topics will be taught in lectures, and guest talks will provide a broader picture of Bangor research expertise. The opportunities for further learning will be provided through small group workshops and discussions, and through guided independent learning with support of on-line learning activities. Students will continue learning some of the key skills (basic and advanced levels) necessary for the successful completion of a psychology degree.

Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • PRP-2001: Research Methods III (20) Core
    There are no required readings for this module. Supplementary Readings are as follows: American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association. Field, A. (2009). Discovering Statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London, Sage Publications Ltd.
    or
    PCC-2001: Dulliau Ymchwil III (20) Core
    Nid oes deunydd darllen gofynnol ar gyfer y modiwl hwn. Dyma'r deunyddiau darllen ychwanegol: American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association. Field, A. (2009). Discovering Statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London, Sage Publications Ltd.
  • PPP-2010: Social Psychology (10)
    ONE of the following textbooks will provide you with a basic overview of the topic to support your learning through this course. However, please remember that it is expected that you will read original papers (research or review articles from peer reviewed journals) rather than relying on the textbook whenever possible. Please refer to the word documents that accompany each lecture to see a comprehensive list of original sources in the reference sections – consider these references as your reading lists for each topic. Sutton, R. & Douglas, K. (2013). Social Psychology. London: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN-10: 0230218032 ISBN-13: 978-0230218031 Hogg, M.A. & G.M. Vaughan. (2011). Social Psychology 6th Edition. London: Prentice Hall. ISBN-10: 0273741144 ISBN-13: 978-0273741145 Please note that the most recent edition of the above textbook is preferred, but the previous edition (5th) is acceptable Aronson, E. (2008). The Social Animal 10th Edition. New York: Worth. ISBN-10: 1429203161 ISBN-13: 978-1429203166
  • PPP-2012: Cognitive Psychology (10)
    Ashcraft, M. H., & Radvansky, G. A. (2010). Cognition. NJ, US: Pearson Education. ISBN 10: 0-13-508168-8 ISBN 13: 978-0-13-508168 Core textbook for the whole module Baddeley. A, D. (1999). Essentials of Human Memory. Hove, England: Psychology Press. ISBN 0863775454 (pbk.) 0863775446 Alternative core textbook for the topic of Memory Styles, E. A. (1997). The Psychology of Attention. Hove UK: Psychology Press. ISBN 0863774652 (PBK) 0863774644 Alternative core textbook for the topic of Attention Goldstein, E.B. (1999). Sensation and Perception. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing. ISBN 0534346804 (alk. paper) Alternative core textbook for the topic of Perception Harley, T. (2009). Talking the talk. Hoboken: Taylor & Francis Alternative core textbook for the topic of Language; ~15 hard copies available in the library, also available as an e-book. The author’s The Psychology of Language textbook offers more advanced coverage of the same topics, for those who wish to delve deeper.
  • PPP-2014: Personality & Indiv Diffs (10)
    Recommended reading for this module includes the following text, however additional texts may be also be given prior to the module and during the module. Maltby, J., Day, L., Macaskill, A. (2013). Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence. Pearson Education Limited.
  • PPP-2015: Behavioural Psychology (10)
    This module comprises two independent, equally-weighted, components, one on language and one on learning. The learning component examines learning and behaviour change from the prespective of contemporary learning theory and behaviour analysis. The module will examine how motivating states and reinforcement theory can help us understand how people learn, how habits develop, and why it can be so hard to change behaviour. We will also discuss the field of applied behaviour analysis, and how it is used to improve learning in the regular classroom and for people with autism and learning disabilities. The language compnent is designed to provide students with an introduction to the scientific study of language. It will cover the central theories and issues in the psychology of language, including a) the structure and function of language, b) what cognitive and neural processes allow us to understand and produce spoken and written language and c) language disorder (e.g., dyslexia).

Semester 2

  • PRP-2002: Research Methods IV (20) Core
    American Psychological Association (2010).Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association. Field, A. (2009). Discovering Statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London, Sage Publications Ltd.
    or
    PCC-2002: Dulliau Ymchwil IV (20) Core
    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn cynnwys ffyrdd o ddylunio a dadansoddi ymchwil seicolegol gan gyfeirio'n benodol at ddylunio arbrofol, dadansoddi data paramedrig, a'r defnydd o Dadansoddiad o Amrywiad (Analysis of Variance: ANOVA) a'r profion cysylltiedig dilynol. Nod y cwrs hwn yw helpu myfyrwyr i ddilyn gweithdrefnau mwy datblygedig o ddadansoddi data a ddefnyddir yn bennaf mewn Seicoleg Arbrofol, ac i allu ei defnyddio ar gyfer dadansoddi eu hymchwil eu hunain, er mwyn dylunio, a dadansoddi ac ysgrifennu prosiectau ymchwil blwyddyn olaf. Mae dwy elfen i'r modiwl. Bydd awr o ddarlith yn cyflwyno pwnc; bydd hyn yn cael ei gefnogi gan sesiwn dwy awr o hyd lle y byddwch yn ennill profiad ymarferol o ymchwil mewn seicoleg. Mae'r sesiynau yn cynnwys trafodaethau am ystod o faterion mewn dulliau arbrofol ac ystadegau ynghyd a'r cyfle i gasglu a thrin data. Bydd rhai o'r gweithgareddau yn cynnwys ystyried materion moesegol mewn ymchwil, ddyfeisio astudiaethau ymchwil ar themau a ddewiswyd, cynnal casglu data a dadansoddi, defnyddio offer electronig a chyfrifiadau llaw i ddisgrifio a dadansoddi data. Byddwch hefyd yn dysgu sut i gyfathrebu canlyniadau ymchwil mewn adroddiadau ysgrifenedig. Mae'r modwil hefyn yn cynnwys sesiynau wythnosol POPPS, pan fydd presenoldeb yn cael ei nodi. Rhestr Ddarllen Ofynnol Nid oes deunydd darllen gofynnol ar gyfer y modiwl hwn. Rhestr ddarllen ychwanegol: American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association. Field, A. (2009). Discovering Statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London, Sage Publications Ltd.
  • PPP-2011: Developmental Psychology (10)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Shaffer, D.R., & Kipp, K. (2012). Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence. (9th Ed.) International Edition. London: Thompson. (Previous edition is also acceptable as they cover much the same ground.) Additional reading will be made available to students through Blackboard. Required reading for each lecture topic will be presented in class.
  • PPP-2013: Biological Psychology (10)
    Reading List All readings Carlson (10th edition) – Physiology of Behavior K & W=Kolb and Whishaw Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 6th edition (in parenthesis page numbers from the 5th edition)
  • PPP-2016: Aspects of Clinical Psychology (10)
    Reading List Core Textbooks Davey, G. (2014). Psychopathology: Research, Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Psychology (BPS Textbooks in Psychology Series). BPS Blackwell The 1st Edition (2008) is also fine, but it may not be completely in line with the 2nd Edition (2014). Journal Articles and additional book chapter readings: A number of core readings will be posted on Blackboard for each module topic, when required. You can also use your Year 1 'Abnormal Psychology' textbook by Kring, Johnson, Davison and Neal (2013).
  • PPP-2017: Concepts in Psychology (10)

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • PHP-3000: Project (Psych w CLH Psych) (40) Core
    Reading list Required The list of required readings depends on the individual project and will be announced by the project supervisor. Recommended (core text): Wood, C., Giles, D., & Percy, C. (2009). Your psychology project handbook: Becoming a researcher. Harlow: Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
    or
    PCC-3000: Prosiect (w CLH) (40) Core
    Rhestr ddarllen Gofynnol Mae'r rhestr ddarllen ofynnol yn dibynnu ar y project unigol a chaiff ei chyhoeddi gan oruchwyliwr y project. Argymhellir (testun craidd): Wood, C., Giles, D., & Percy, C. (2009). Your psychology project handbook: Becoming a researcher. Harlow: Essex: Pearson Education Limited.

Semester 2

  • PHP-3000: Project (Psych w CLH Psych)
    Reading list Required The list of required readings depends on the individual project and will be announced by the project supervisor. Recommended (core text): Wood, C., Giles, D., & Percy, C. (2009). Your psychology project handbook: Becoming a researcher. Harlow: Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
    or
    PCC-3000: Prosiect (w CLH)
    Rhestr ddarllen Gofynnol Mae'r rhestr ddarllen ofynnol yn dibynnu ar y project unigol a chaiff ei chyhoeddi gan oruchwyliwr y project. Argymhellir (testun craidd): Wood, C., Giles, D., & Percy, C. (2009). Your psychology project handbook: Becoming a researcher. Harlow: Essex: Pearson Education Limited.

40 credits from:

  • PLP-3001: Applied Behaviour Analysis (20) (Semester 2)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Skinner, B. F. (1974). About Behaviorism. New York: Alfred Knopf. Daniels, A. C. (2000). Other People's Habits: How to Use Positive Reinforcement to Bring Out the Best in People Around You. New York: McGraw-Hill. www.behavior.org Additional readings will be placed on Blackboard for students to download, or given out in class.
  • PMP-3001: Intro to MBA (20) (Semester 2)
    The following reading is recommended for this module. We will put handouts and key articles on blackboard. Essential reading Williams M., Penman D., Mindfulness 2011 – Finding Peace in a Frantic World Kabat-Zinn, J. 1990, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, Delta. Williams, J.M.G, Teasdale, J., Segal, Z.V., Kabat-Zinn, J, 2007, The Mindful Way Through Depression: freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. Guilford Press. Crane, R.S., 2009, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive features. Routledge. Suggested reading Baer, R. E., 2005, Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches, First Edition: Clinician's Guide to Evidence Base and Applications (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional); Academic Press. Santorelli, S, 1999, Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine, Bell Tower. Segal, Z.V., Williams, J.M.G. & Teasdale, J.D, 2002, Mindfulness–based Cognitive Therapy for Depression. A New Approach to Preventing Relapse. Guilford Press. Sarah, S., 2012, The Mindfulness Breakthrough, Watkins Publishing
  • PSP-3001: Forensic Psychology (20) (Semester 1)
    This module is for students with some background in learning theory, social and cognitive psychology and is designed to show how theories from these areas can be applied to the analysis of criminal behaviour and of the criminal justice system
  • PHP-3002: Psyc of Addictive Behaviours (20) (Semester 1)
    Reading List A reading list will be distributed at the start of the course.
  • PPP-3002: Stress Anxiety, and Health (20) (Semester 2)
  • PPP-3003: Brain Develop & Degeneration (20) (Semester 1)
    The aim of this module is to provide students with first-hand experience of conducting psychological research. This will further develop their skills in experimental design, data-collection, analysis and interpretation. It allso allows students the opportunity to develop their planning, organisational and team-working abilities, and their expertise at collating and reviewing literature. By the end of this module students will have produced an original piece of research work in the form of their final-year project, and will have presented this work in the form of a mini conference.
  • PSP-3006: Disorders of Soc Cognition (20) (Semester 1)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Frith, U., & Frith, C. (2010). The social brain: allowing humans to boldly go where no other species has been. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365(1537), 165-176.
  • PHP-3008: Counselling Skills (20) (Semester 2)
    The following textbook will provide you with a core overview of the topic to support your learning through this course. However, please remember that it is expected that you will read original papers (research or review articles from peer reviewed journals) rather than relying on the textbook whenever possible. Short, F. E., & Thomas, P. (2014). Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Routledge: UK. Additional readings for those who are interested in this topic are as follows: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (1992). Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Guidelines available online at the BACP website: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework British Psychological Association. (2006). Code of Ethics and Conduct. Guidelines available online at the BPS website: http://www.bps.org.uk/the-society/code-of-conduct/code-of-conduct_home.cfm Rogers, C. (1951). Client Centred Therapy: Its Current Practice, Implications and Theory. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin College. ISBN-13 978-1841198408 ISBN-10: 1841198404 Recommended book for Person-Centred Therapy Freud, S. (1949). The Ego and the Id. London: The Hogarth Press Ltd. ISBN-10: 1578988675 ISBN-13: 978-1578988679 Recommended book for Psychoanalytic Therapy Beck, A. T. (1975). Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders. Oxford, England: International Universities Press. ISBN-10: 0140156895 ISBN-13: 978-0140156898 Recommended book for Cognitive Therapy Egan, G. (2007). The Skilled Helper. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole. ISBN-10: 0495604313 ISBN-13: 978- 0495604313 Recommended book for Therapeutic Models Ellis, A. (1997). A Guide to Rational Living. US: Albert Ellis Institute. ISBN-10: 0879800429 ISBN-13: 978-0879800420 Recommended book for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Berne, E. (1964). Games People Play. New York, US: Ballantine Books. ISBN-10: 0141040270 ISBN-13: 978-0141040271 Recommended book for TA Bandler, R. & Grinder, J. (1979). Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming. Moab, UT: Real People Press. ISBN-10: 0911226192 ISBN-13: 978-0911226195 Recommended book for NLP James, L. (2007). Tigger on the Couch. ISBN-13 978-0007248957 ISBN-10: 0007248954 Recommended book for a little bit of fun If you would like more information about this module (content or teaching methods), please do not hesitate to contact Dr Fay Short.
  • PCP-3009: Control of Mental Processes (20) (Semester 2)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Marie T. Banich, Rebecca Compton (2010). Cognitive Neuroscience Cenage Learning. ISBN: 1408060337
  • PPP-3009: Neuroaesthetics (20) (Semester 1) or
    PCC-3009: Niwroestheteg: (20) (Semester 1)

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • PMP-3001: Intro to MBA (20) (Semester 2)
    The following reading is recommended for this module. We will put handouts and key articles on blackboard. Essential reading Williams M., Penman D., Mindfulness 2011 – Finding Peace in a Frantic World Kabat-Zinn, J. 1990, Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, Delta. Williams, J.M.G, Teasdale, J., Segal, Z.V., Kabat-Zinn, J, 2007, The Mindful Way Through Depression: freeing yourself from chronic unhappiness. Guilford Press. Crane, R.S., 2009, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Distinctive features. Routledge. Suggested reading Baer, R. E., 2005, Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches, First Edition: Clinician's Guide to Evidence Base and Applications (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional); Academic Press. Santorelli, S, 1999, Heal Thyself: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine, Bell Tower. Segal, Z.V., Williams, J.M.G. & Teasdale, J.D, 2002, Mindfulness–based Cognitive Therapy for Depression. A New Approach to Preventing Relapse. Guilford Press. Sarah, S., 2012, The Mindfulness Breakthrough, Watkins Publishing
  • PLP-3002: Brain and Language (20) (Semester 2)
    Reading List The following is a list of recommended course reference books for use as background/supplementary reading. There is no assigned textbook. A detailed week-by-week list of readings for the weekly seminars will be distributed in Week 1. Readings will be available through the library (either in hard copy or electronically) and/or via the module Blackboard site. Goldrick, Ferreira, & Miozzo (2014). The oxford Handbook of Language Production. Oxford University Press. Harley, T. A. (2014). The Psychology of Language (4th edition). Psychology Press. Hillis, A. E. (2002). The handbook of adult language disorders. Psychology press. http://aalfredoardila.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ardila-a-2014-aphasia-handbook-miami-fl-florida-international-university1.pdf
  • PSP-3002: Evolution & Human Soc Beh (20) (Semester 1)
    Reading List Required texts are: The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, and The Mating Mind, by Geoffrey Miller Students will be provided with reading lists for each lecture. Other required and recommended readings include approximately 0-4 journal articles per week, all freely available through the university library website. Students may find the book In Your Face, by David Perrett helpful for the second half of the course.
  • PLP-3003: Evidence-based Ed. Methods (20) (Semester 1)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: All reading for this module will be available in Blackboard using Talis Aspire. Additionally, there will be readings made available as PDF publications as well as web links to useful resources from within Blackboard. Following is a list of all library books purchased for this module, though you may choose to not read all of them: Barrett, B. H. (2002). The technology of teaching revisited: A reader's companion to B. F. Skinner's book. Concord, MA: Cambridge Centre for Behavioral Studies. Flesch, R. (1986). Why Johnny can't read: And what you can do about it: Harper Paperbacks. Johnson, K. R., & Street, E. M. (2004). The Morningside model of generative instruction: What it means to leave no child behind. Concord, MA: Cambridge Centre for Behavioral Studies. Johnson, K. R., & Street, E. M. (2013). Response to Intervention and Precision Teaching: Creating synergy in the classroom. London: The Guilford Press. (Available as e-book in our library). Johnston, J. M., & Pennypacker, H. S. (2004). Strategies and tactics of behavioral research (3rd ed.): Routledge. Kubina, R. M., & Yurich, K. K. L. (2012). The Precision Teaching Book. Lemont, PA: Greatness Achieved. Lindsley, O. R. (2010). Skinner on measurement. Kansas City: KA: Behavior Research Company. Maloney, M. (1998). Teach your children well: A solution to some of North America's educational problems. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. Moran, D. J., & Malott, R. W. (Eds.). (2004). Evidence-based educational methods. California: Elsevier Academic Press. (Available as e-book in our library). Peal, R. (2014). Progressively worse: The burden of bad ideas in British schools. London: Civitas. Pennypacker, H. S., Gutierrez Jr, A., & Lindsley, O. R. (2003). Handbook of the Standard Celeration Chart: Deluxe edition. Concord, MA: Cambridge Center for the Behavioral Sciences. Skinner, B. F. (1968). The technology of teaching: Appleton Century Crofts. Snider, V. E. (2006). Myths and misconceptions about teaching: What really happens in the classroom. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Education. Stein, M., Silbert, J., & Carnine, D. (2005). Designing effective mathematics instruction: A direct instruction approach (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Vargas, J. S. (2009). Behavior analysis for effective teaching. New York: Routledge.
  • PCP-3004: Cognitive Neuroscience (20) (Semester 2)
    Reading List Many of the topics covered are discussed in Gazzaniga, M., Ivry, R., & Mangun, G., (2008), Cognitive Neuroscience: The biology of Mind (3rd Edition). MIT Press. Shallice, T. & Cooper, R.P. (2011). The organization of mind. Oxford University Press. Additional readings will be given in class.
  • PPP-3004: Born to Run: Achieve your Goal (20) (Semester 2)
    The aim of this module is to produce students with first-hand experience of reviewing psychologica research literature. The module will further develop skills in literature search, collation, interpretation and critical discussion. It also allows students the opportunity to develop their planning, organisational and team-working abilities. By the end of this module students will have produced an original review of research work in one domain of psychology.
  • PCP-3005: Consumer & Applied Psychology (20) (Semester 2)
    Readings Possibly Required (still TBD): Blackwell, R.D., Miniard, P.W., & Engel, J.F (2006). Consumer Behavior, 10th edition. International Student Edition. Mason, Ohio: Thomson Higher Education. ISBN: 0324271972 Possibly Required (still TBD): Case studies (About 1 per week – mostly included in required text). Scientific Papers (About 1 per week - distributed during the course). Recommended: Strunk and White, The Elements of Style. Available for ~£6 or online at: http://www.bartleby.com/141/
  • PLP-3005: Disorders of Literacy (20) (Semester 2)
    Readings List the relevant readings here: • Carroll, J.M., Bowyer-Crane, C., Duff, F., Hulme, C., & Snowling, MJ. (2011) Effective intervention for language and literacy in the early years. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. • Hulme, C., & Snowling, M. (2008). Developmental disorders of language, learning and cognition. London: Wiley/Blackwell. • Snowling, M.J. (2000). Dyslexia. 2nd edition. Oxford: Blackwell • Plus a selection of journal articles and chapters available online.
  • PPP-3005: Children, Families & Society (20) (Semester 2) or
    PCC-3008: Plant Teuluoedd A'r Gymdeithas (20) (Semester 2)
    Mi fydd myfyrwyr yn derbyn rhestr ddarllen ar ddechrau’r cwrs.
  • PCP-3008: Psychoacoustics & Aud Neuro (20) (Semester 1)
    Reading List Various journal articles and book chapters details of which will be provided after each lecture.
  • PHP-3008: Counselling Skills (20) (Semester 2)
    The following textbook will provide you with a core overview of the topic to support your learning through this course. However, please remember that it is expected that you will read original papers (research or review articles from peer reviewed journals) rather than relying on the textbook whenever possible. Short, F. E., & Thomas, P. (2014). Core Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Routledge: UK. Additional readings for those who are interested in this topic are as follows: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (1992). Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Guidelines available online at the BACP website: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework British Psychological Association. (2006). Code of Ethics and Conduct. Guidelines available online at the BPS website: http://www.bps.org.uk/the-society/code-of-conduct/code-of-conduct_home.cfm Rogers, C. (1951). Client Centred Therapy: Its Current Practice, Implications and Theory. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin College. ISBN-13 978-1841198408 ISBN-10: 1841198404 Recommended book for Person-Centred Therapy Freud, S. (1949). The Ego and the Id. London: The Hogarth Press Ltd. ISBN-10: 1578988675 ISBN-13: 978-1578988679 Recommended book for Psychoanalytic Therapy Beck, A. T. (1975). Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders. Oxford, England: International Universities Press. ISBN-10: 0140156895 ISBN-13: 978-0140156898 Recommended book for Cognitive Therapy Egan, G. (2007). The Skilled Helper. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole. ISBN-10: 0495604313 ISBN-13: 978- 0495604313 Recommended book for Therapeutic Models Ellis, A. (1997). A Guide to Rational Living. US: Albert Ellis Institute. ISBN-10: 0879800429 ISBN-13: 978-0879800420 Recommended book for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy Berne, E. (1964). Games People Play. New York, US: Ballantine Books. ISBN-10: 0141040270 ISBN-13: 978-0141040271 Recommended book for TA Bandler, R. & Grinder, J. (1979). Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming. Moab, UT: Real People Press. ISBN-10: 0911226192 ISBN-13: 978-0911226195 Recommended book for NLP James, L. (2007). Tigger on the Couch. ISBN-13 978-0007248957 ISBN-10: 0007248954 Recommended book for a little bit of fun If you would like more information about this module (content or teaching methods), please do not hesitate to contact Dr Fay Short.
  • PCP-3009: Control of Mental Processes (20) (Semester 2)
    Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Marie T. Banich, Rebecca Compton (2010). Cognitive Neuroscience Cenage Learning. ISBN: 1408060337

Year 4 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • PPP-4013: Theoretical Models in Clin Psy (20)
    This module explores the key theoretical models on which clinical psychology practice is based, and illustrates how these models inform clinical practice. This is intended to assist students in making decisions about pursuing a career in clinical psychology and to help prepare students for seeking relevant posts or training places. The module is presented in 11 weekly sessions consisting of lectures and small-group activities. Lectures will be given mainly by practising clinicians with expertise in particular theoretical approaches and their practical application to clinical problems, who have kindly agreed to contribute as guest lecturers to this module. Small-group work will include a range of activities designed to broaden students’ understanding of the concepts outlined in the lectures.
  • PRP-4014: Advanced Research Methods (20)
    The content of the course will comprise of the following elements: Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Qualitative Analysis, Single-Case Designs, Advanced Regression, ANOVA and ANCOVA, Repeated-measures and Mixed ANOVA, Categorical data & Logistic Regression, Factor, Cluster, & Reliability Analysis, MANOVA & Discriminant Function Analysis, Path Analysis & Structural Equation Modelling, Statistical Power & Effect Sizes, Statistics & Experimental Design. Reading List Field, A. (2009) Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (3rd Ed.). Sage (Essential) Tabachnick, B. &Fidell, L. (2007). Using Multivariate Statistics (5th Ed.) Pearson. (Further reading)
  • PRP-4018: Dissertation MSci

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • PPP-4003: Clinical Neuropsychology II (20) (Semester 2)
    Key readings required for student presentations will be given out in class at least 1 week prior. PowerPoint presentations posed on Blackboard within 24 hours of Lecture The following list is a representative sample of scientific literature either given as reading to the students or presented in the lectures. Memory disorders Dementia Stroke and recovery Rehabilitation Epilepsy Parkinson’s Disease Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical trials and evidence based medicine
  • PPP-4004: Bio Bases of Neuro Disorders (20) (Semester 1)
    The module will provide insights into aspects of clinical and basic neuroscience that are critical for understanding the neurobiological basis of mental illness. Topics will include: • The functional organization of the human brain; • The structure and function of neurons, neural transmission and basic neuropharmacology; • Principles of neuropsychological assessment; • Systems neuroscience, as revealed by neurophysiology and neuropsychology, relevant to understanding major neuropsychiatric illness, including anxiety, depression, learning disability and psychosis. Special attention will focus on: • The functions of the limbic system, frontal cortex, hypothalamus and other subcortical structures in regulating learning, motivation, emotion and empathy. • The functions of the frontal and parietal cortex in regulating attention and purposeful behavior. • The function of major ascending neurotransmitter systems and their derangement in major psychiatric illness.
  • PPP-4005: Methods in Cog & Brain Res (20) (Semester 1)
    One part of the module will provide specific examples in selected areas of cognition and neuroscience, including patient studies, psychophysics, MRI, EEG and TMS. This part is composed of guest lectures talking about one or more research methods in cognition and brain. The second part of the module aims to provide in-depth analysis of specific topics within the area of psychology and neuroscience, highlighting the different methods. This part includes students’ evaluation and writing about one selected topic in cognition and brain.
  • PPP-4009: Behavioural Neurology (20) (Semester 2)
    Students will be introduced to the principles of taking a neurological history and performing a neurological examination, via the demonstration of illustrative neurological and neurobehavioural patients in case conferences. Patients with neurological and neuropsychological disorders such as those involving memory, language, visuospatial abilities, object recognition, control of movement, executive control and emotional regulation will be presented. Students will be introduced to working within a clinical setting, and to the ethical issues surrounding working with neurological patients. Through lectures, neuroradiology case conferences, brain dissection and an MRI practical class, students will learn functional human neuroanatomy relevant to common neurological and neuropsychological disorders, and structural neuroimaging as a tool in clinical practice and neurobehavioral research. The pathophysiology of major neurological disorders causing neuropsychological disability will be discussed. Reading List: Feinberg, T.E. & Farah, M.J. (2003). Behavioral neurology and neuropsychology (ed 2). New York: McGraw Hill. Heilman, K.M. &Valenstein, E. (2011). Clinical Neuropsychology (ed 5). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Hodges, J.R. (2007). Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians (ed 2). Oxford: Oxford University Press Kolb, B. & Wishaw, I.P. (2008). Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (ed 6). New York: Worth Martin, G.N. (2006). Human Neuropsychology (ed 2). Harlow: Pearson Mesulam, M-M (2000) Principles of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology (ed 2) Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • PPP-4010: Clinical Neuropsychology I (20) (Semester 1)
    The module will introduce students to the principles of neuropsychological assessment, provide an understanding of the pathophysiology of common diseases causing neuropsychological disability, and a foundation in functional neuroanatomy and neurological localisation relevant to the practice of clinical neuropsychology. It will also introduce students to neuropsychological disorders frequently encountered in clinical practice such as amnesia, aphasia, neglect, visuospatial impairment, agnosia, alexia, apraxia, and dysexecutive disorders. Reading List Lezak, M.D. (2004). Neuropsychological Assessment. Oxford: Oxfor University Press. Goldstein, L.H. & McNeil, J.E. (2004). Clinical Neuropsychology: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians. Chichester: Wiley. Heilman, K.M. &Valenstein, E. (1985). Clinical Neuropsychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Snyder, P.J. & Nussbaum, P.D. (1998). Clinical neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook for Assessment. Washington: American Psychological Association. Banich. M.T. (1997). Neuropsychology: The neural basis of mental functioning. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Bradshaw, J.L. & Mattingley, J.B. (1995). Clinical neuropsychology: Behavioural and brain science. SanDeigo: Academic Press. Cytowic, R.E. (1996). The neurological side of neuropsychology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Feinberg, T.E. & Farah, M.J. (1997). Behavioral neurology and neuropsychology. New York: McGraw Hill. Luria, A.R. (1973). Higher cortical functions in man. Basic Books. McCarthy, R.A. & Warrington, E.K. (1990). Cognitive neuropsychology: A clinical introduction. Academic Press Kolb, B. & Wishaw, I.P. (1990). Fundamentals of human neuropsychology Freeman. Martin, G.N. (1998). Human neuropsychology. London: Prentice Hall Stuss, D.T. & Knight, R.T. (2002). Principles of Frontal Lobe Function. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Walsh, K.W. & Darby, D. (1985). Neuropsychology: A Clinical Approach. Churchill Livingstone.
  • PPP-4014: Top in Child Health and Wellbe (20) (Semester 1)
    Fear and behaviour change Attitude and behaviour change Self-regulation and behaviour change Self-determination and behaviour change Motives and behaviour change Personality and behaviour change Social relationships and behaviour change Integration of theories Reading List Ayers, S., Baum, A., McManus, C., Newman, S., Wallston, K., Weinman, J., & West, R. (Eds.) (2007). Cambridge handbook of psychology, health, and medicine (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press. Baum, A., Revenson, T. A., & Singer, J. (Eds.) (2012). Handbook of health psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Psychology Press. Conner, M., & Norman, P. (2005). Predicting health behaviour: Research and practice with social cognition models (2nd ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press. de Ridder, D. T. D , & de Wit, J. B. F. (Eds.) (2006). Self-regulation in health behavior. Chichester: Wiley. Friedman, H. S. (Ed.) (2011). The Oxford handbook of health psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. French, D., Vedhara, K., Kaptein, A. A., & Weinman, J. (2010). Health psychology (2nd ed.). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Suls, J. M., Davidson, K. W., & Kaplan, R. M. (Eds.) (2010). Handbook of health psychology and behavioral medicine. New York: Guilford Press. Vollrath, M. E. (Ed). (2006). Handbook of personality and health. Chichester: Wiley.
  • PPP-4017: Nudges and Behaviour Change (20) (Semester 1)
    Topics covered in this module will include decision making (results, brain areas, biases, irrationality etc). Choice architectures and how they influence decision making e.g. message framing. How decision making can be influenced "in the moment" e.g. through nudges and priming and in the "long term" e.g. behaviour change. Issues regarding applying these concepts to real world problems will be discussed througout.
  • PPP-4018: The Psychology of Language (20) (Semester 2)
  • PPP-4020: Global Early Childhood (20) (Semester 2)
  • PPP-4021: Intro Neuroimaging Analysis (10) (Semester 1)
  • PPP-4022: Introduction to Neuroimaging (10) (Semester 1)
  • PPP-4023: Adv. Neuroimaging Concepts (10) (Semester 1)