Psychology as a Science
Psychology as a Science 2022-23
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Students will gain an insight into the history of psychology, consider the complicated issue of research ethics, explore the key distinctions between science and pseudoscience, and critically evaluate the process of hypothesis testing.
Students can expect feedback on their work in this module in the following ways: • Self-feedback through the feedforward session focusing on preparing the draft essay • Tutor feedback (verbal) in the essay feed-forward session focusing on preparing the draft essay • Tutor feedback (written – no grade) through the feedback rubric and comments written on the draft essay exploring whether psychology is a science • Tutor feedback (grade only) on the final essay (Assignment 2) • Tutor feedback (grade only) on the final exam answers as well as the opportunity to meet with the lecturer during an open office time to discuss your own exam performance. • Open invite to meet with tutor at any point during the module to discuss on-going performance, assignment results, etc.
In response to student feedback received in the previous academic year, those elements of the module that received positive feedback will be maintained and those areas identified for possible improvement will be analysed over the summer in order to make appropriate changes for the next academic year.
-threshold -Adequate answer to the question, largely based on lecture material. No real development of arguments. -good -Reasonably comprehensive coverage. Well organised and structured. Good understanding of the material. -excellent -Comprehensive and accurate coverage of the area clarity of argument and expression. Depth of insight into theoretical issues.