Modules for course C807 | MSCI/PS
These were the modules for this course in the 2017–18 academic year.
- 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: Pearsonor
PCC-1002: Research Methods I (Cym) (20) CoreDyma'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: Scientific Writing & Comm I(C) (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)
- 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: Pearsonor
PCC-1004: Research Methods II (Cym) (20) CoreDyma'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: Scientific Writing & Comm II(C (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.
- 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: Research Methods III (Cym) (20) CoreNid 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).
- 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: Research Methods IV (Cym) (20) CoreBydd 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)
- PPP-3001: Project (Single Honours 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-3001: Prosiect (40) CoreRhestr 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.
- PPP-3001: Project (Single Honours 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-3001: ProsiectRhestr 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.
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- 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.
- PNP-3001: Clinical & Cog Neuro of Vision (20) (Semester 1) Note: The following is a list of recommended course reference books and articles for use as supplementary reading. There is no assigned textbook. Reading for the weekly seminars will be drawn from research articles published in academic journals. These will be available through the library (either in hard copy or electronically) and/or via the module Blackboard site. A detailed week-by-week list of papers will be distributed in Week 1 (and will also be available via Blackboard). Books Farah, M.J. (1990, 1995, 2004) Visual Agnosia: Disorders of object recognition and what they tell us about normal vision. Cambridge. MIT Press. Farah, M.J. & Ratcliff, G. (1994). The neuropsychology of high-level vision: Collected tutorial essays. Hillsdale. N.J. LEA. Heilman, K.M. & Valenstein, E. (2003). Clinical Neuropsychology. New York. Oxford University Press. Marr, D. (1980). Vision: A computational investigation into the human representation and processing of visual information. MIT Press. Palmer, S.E. (1999). Vision science: Photons to phenomenology. Cambridge. MIT Press. Rapp, B. (2001). The handbook of cognitive neuropsychology: What deficits reveal about the human mind. Philadelphia. Psychology Press. Research articles Humphreys, G.W. & Riddoch, M.J. (2006). Features, objects, action: The cognitive neuropsychology of visual object processing, 1984-2004. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 23, 156-183. Palmeri, T.J. & Gauthier, I. (2004). Visual object understanding. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 5, 291-303.
- 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.
- 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
- PPP-3002: Stress Anxiety, and Health (20) (Semester 2)
- 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.
- PDP-3003: Intelligence (20) (Semester 1) READING N.J. Mackintosh (2011). IQ and human intelligence. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2nd edition. Deary, I.J. (2000). Looking Down on Human Intelligence: From Psychometrics to the Brain (Oxford Psychology Series).
- PLP-3003: Evidence Based Beh Meths in Ed (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.
- 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-3003: Organisational Psychology (20) (Semester 1) Reading List Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (2000). How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington D. C: National Academy Press. Gorbis, M. (2013). The Nature of the Future (Chapter 4 – available through the library). New York: Free Press. Halpern, D. F. & Hakel M. D. (2002). Applying the science of learning to university teaching and beyond. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 89 (special edition).
- 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-3006: Perceiving & Acting in 3-D (20) (Semester 2) Reading List Students will be provided with a reading list at the start of the module.
- PHP-3006: Topics in Illness & Disability (20) (Semester 2) Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Morrison V & Bennett P (2012). An Introduction to Health Psychology, 3rd ed. London: Pearson/Prentice Hall. In addition to this textbook empirical papers shall be provided in a reference list each week, which will be drawn from research articles published in academic journals. These will be available through the library or via the module Blackboard site.
- 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.
- PCP-3007: Bio. Foundations of Memory (20) (Semester 2) Recommended reading for this module is as follows: Required: Carlson, N.R. (2010). Physiology of Behavior, (10th edition). Pearson International Edition. Chapters 4, 13, 18 Eichenbaum, H. (2002). The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory. Oxford University Press. Chapter 4 Rugg, M.D. (1995) ERP studies of memory. In: Rugg M.D., Coles M.G.H., (eds). Electrophysiology of Mind: Event-related Potentials and Cognition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp132-170 Desimone, R., Miller, E.K., Chelazzi, L., & Lueschow, A. (1994). Multiple memory systems in the visual cortex. In The Cognitive and Neural Sciences, (ed). M. Gazzaniga. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Kandel, E.R., Schwartz, J.H. & Jessell, T.M. (2000). Cellular mechanisms of learning and the biological basis of individuality. In Principles of neural science, International Edition (4th), McGraw-Hill. pp1246-1279 Additional book chapters, original empirical and review articles announced weekly during the course Suggested background reading: Baddeley, A., Eysenck, M. W., & Anderson, M. C. (2009). Memory. Psychology Press Gluck, M. A., Mercado, E., & Myers, C. E. (2008). Learning and Memory. Worth Publishers Eichenbaum, H. (2002). The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory. Oxford University Press.
- PLP-3007: Bilingualism: Lang, Cog & Lit (20) (Semester 1) Lectures 1-3 will cover language aquisition in bilinguals: how do children acquire and deal with two languages? Lectures 4-6 will cover language comprehension and production in (adult) bilinguals. Lectures 7-9 will cover cognitive consequences of bilingualism. Lectures 10-12 will cover literacy and bilinguallism: How does the bilingual learn to adapt to differences in letter-sound rules. Lectures will cover a range of methods, but will mostly focus on experimental paradigms. Lectures will focus on theoretical aspects of the course, and in seminars we will discuss key papers relating to the topic covered in lectures.or
PCC-3007: Dwyieithrwydd: Iaith&Gwybyddia (20) (Semester 1)
- 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.
- PCC-3009: Niwroestheteg: (20) (Semester 1)
- 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
- Students are required to take TWO modules from each semester
- PRP-4018: Dissertation MSci (40) Core
- 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
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- 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-4008: Bilingualism: Res & Methods (20) (Semester 1) Methods covered in this module will be selected form the following list, for each of which we have experts within the School of Psychology: Computational modelling, Corpus Analysis, Neuropsychology, Experimental psychology (Reaction times and eye-tracking), Neuroscientific methods (Event-related potentials, fMRI).
- 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-4012: Practical Programming (20) (Semester 2) The programming language we study is Visual Basic (VB), which enables you to create a visual user interface to your program. So as well as studying common elements of computer programming, we also spend time learning about the basics of visual interface design, and the kinds of common visual “controls” (clickable buttons, menus, lists of options etc.) typical of Windows-type interfaces. A variety of VB, known as Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), is embedded in many products of use in psychological research (Excel, E-Prime, Statistica, SPSS) as a scripting language. We will study VBA in the context of Excel to automate data analyses on spreadsheets (e.g., multiple t-tests, adaptive detection and removal of outliers). This is taught in the latter part of the course, and students should have prior experience of using Excel to handle data (i.e. of using the spreadsheet interface). Excel is included in MS Office software, and is made available to all students by the university. Visual Basic 2012 (Express edition) is available as a free download from Microsoft. Hence you will be able to work on your programs away from the lab. We will cover (at least) the following: General elements of programming (exemplified in Visual Basic): 1. Planning your program: What is the problem? How am I going to solve it? How can I break the solution down into steps? 2. Variables and Data types: How to declare, use and manipulate numbers, strings, lists, and (VB) objects. 3. Assigning values: How to give a variable a value. 4. Scope of variables: local and global variables. 5. Arithmetic operations: how to add, subtract, multiply etc 6. Simple string manipulations, e.g., concatenation. How to handle and manipulate filenames. 7. Collections of data: Creating and processing Lists and Arrays. 8. Subroutines and functions: What they are for, and the difference between them. Passing arguments and returning values from functions. 9. If... then ...else .. End if statements. How to make a conditional statement. 10. Loops: doing something repeatedly: a. For ... Next loops: doing the thing some number of times b. Do Until ... Loop, Do While ... Loop: doing the thing until (or while) some condition is fulfilled. 10. Basics of “Object-oriented” programming. Object hierarchies. Object.Method, Object.Property. Visual interface programming 1. Use of the VB programming environment,. 2. Graphical user interface (GUI) design. 3. Controls: what are they? Controls as objects. 4. VB Forms, placing controls on forms, naming controls. Changing properties of controls. 5. The object.method and object.property syntax. 6. How manipulate common VB controls: Command buttons, text boxes, list boxes, labels, frames, option (radio) buttons, check boxes, data tables, progress bars etc. 7. Standard methods for the common controls. Linking controls to the underlying program. 8. File input/output; reading data from a file. Using file dialogs to Open and Save files. Visual Basic for Applications (VBA): Use in Excel 1. Starting VBA in Excel: The programming interface 2. Linking VBA to the Excel worksheet. 3. The Excel object model: Workbooks, Worksheets, Ranges, Cells. 4. VBA program modules, and the VBA UserForm. 5. Programming data manipulation in Excel with VB. Suggested Reading. Foxall, J. (2010). Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2010 in 24 Hours. Pearson Education. Gaddis, T., & Irvine, K., (2010) Starting out with Visual Basic 2010. Pearson. Walkenbach, J., (2010, 2nd Edition). Excel VBA Programming for Dummies. (For Dummies (Computers))
- PPP-4013: Theoretical Models in Clin Psy (20) (Semester 2) 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.
- 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-4019: Psychology Disciplinary Elop* (20) (Semester 1)
- 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)
- Choose 60 across both semesters