Module title: Critical Psychology

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

Module code: PSY10104
Module leader: Calum Neill
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The module is structured in two intimately related parts. The first part is a theoretical exploration of concepts of the self and intersubjectivity. The second part draws on the theoretical explorations of the first part to explore contemporary issues related to psychology.

Critical psychology is strongly theoretical and, consequently, this module is very text based. The texts studied on the module are not very long, but some of them are very challenging. Through the module you will develop your understanding of the relation between theory and practice and your skills in analysing and responding thoughtfully to complex texts and ideas.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically examine key foundational ideas in psychology.
LO2: Critically explore competing perspectives on issues conventionally covered by the academic discipline of psychology.
LO3: Analyse and reflect critically on complex theoretical texts.
LO4: Analyse and appraise complex arguments.
LO5: Synthesise and respond to ideas from a variety of sources.
LO6: Construct coherent written and oral arguments in response to a variety of texts and conceptual issues

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY10104 Critical Psychology