Bookings for Term 3 seminars open Monday July 23

Psychology

To revise the whole Psychology course, you should attend all the seminars for listed below. However, this is not compulsory and you may choose any combination of sessions.

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Teacher in charge / Paul Hudson
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Paul has been teaching Stage 2 Psychology since its introduction in 2004. He has been an exam marker and supervisor for many of those years and has extensive experience as a moderator in Psychology.

Qualifications: B.A., Dip.Ed.

Session A

Introduction to Psychology and research investigations

  • Research designs used in Psychology:
    – unique qualities of each design
    – advantages and disadvantages of each design.
  • Objective quantitative measures and subjective quantitative measures
  • Quantitative data analysis and interpretation (statistical methods)
  • Analysis of qualitative data – content analysis of focus groups and Delphi technique data
  • The ethics of psychological research and investigations
  • How to write a proposal document
  • Report writing in Psychology.

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Session B

Social cognition

  • Attitudes and behaviour
  • Impression formation
  • Advertising and social norms
  • Behavioural therapy and applications to larger social issues

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Session C

Learning

  • Classical and operant conditioning
  • Social learning theory
  • Contiguity, contingency and preparedness
  • Reinforcement and punishment
  • Social issues associated with learning – learning experiments, research and ethics
  • Changing behaviour and treating phobias

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Session D

Personality

  • Psychodynamic, humanistic and trait conceptions of personality
  • Personality assessments
  • Psychological interventions and social issues
  • Ethical issues of personality assessment and research

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Session E

Psychobiology of altered states of awareness

  • Stages of sleep
  • Sleep disorders
  • Arousal and task performance
  • Stress
  • Psychobiological interventions
  • Social and ethical issues associated with sleep and sleep research

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