Modules for course C8X1 | BSC/PCIE
BSc Psychology with Child Language Development (Int Exp)

This is a provisional list of modules to be offered on this course in the 2019–20 academic year.

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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 4 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • PDP-3000: Project (Psych w CLD) (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-3002: Prosiect (w CLD) (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

  • PDP-3000: Project (Psych w CLD)
    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-3002: Prosiect (w CLD)
    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-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-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.
  • 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.
  • PLP-3007: Bilingualism: Lang, Cog & Lit (20) (Semester 2)
    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 2)
  • PCC-3008: Plant Teuluoedd A'r Gymdeithas (20) (Semester 2)
    Mi fydd myfyrwyr yn derbyn rhestr ddarllen ar ddechrau’r cwrs.
    or
    PPP-3005: Children, Families & Society (20) (Semester 2)

Optional Modules

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.
  • PSP-3001: Forensic Psychology (20) (Semester 2)
    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)
  • 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/
  • 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.
  • 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-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) or
    PPP-3009: Neuroaesthetics (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