Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Psychology

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY07103
Module leader: Barbara Piotrowska
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology


Description of module content:

This module is designed to give you a broad and general overview of psychology. It introduces psychology's core areas: cognitive, developmental, individual differences, social and biological. The module is designed to develop your academic skills such as academic reading and writing, and engaging with academic literature. It provides you with an opportunity to learn with and from your peers.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Outline the core areas studied in psychology.
LO2: Describe the main approaches and perspectives used in studying psychology.
LO3: Identify the strengths and limitations of each approach/perspective.
LO4: Acquire fundamental research skills (i.e., conducting a literature search in PSYCINFO, identifying relevant research published in peer-reviewed journals and understanding how to read and use peer-reviewed research articles).
LO5: Develop group working skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Barbara Piotrowska
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 177
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 25 1,2,3 13 HOURS= 00.30
Practical Skills Assessment 30 1,4 & 5 8 , WORDS= 1500
Project - Written 45 1,2,3,4,5 13 , WORDS= 1200
Component 1 subtotal: 55
Component 2 subtotal: 45
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY07103 Introduction to Psychology