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Unit information: Individual and Social Cognition (Conversion) in 2019/20

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Unit name Individual and Social Cognition (Conversion)
Unit code PSYCM0075
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Rowe
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Psychological Science
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences


This unit develops students’ knowledge of social and developmental psychology and individual differences in behaviour. Across these topics, students will be exposed to a wide range of techniques used in the study of the link between brain, mind and behaviour, including behavioural experiments and neuroscience.

Intended learning outcomes

1) Explain contemporary theories and findings in Social and Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences.

2) Review methodological approaches to the study of Social and Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences.

3) Apply knowledge of Social and Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences to understand human behaviour.

4) Evaluate the conceptual and historical roots of Social and Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences, and relate these disciplines to other areas of psychological science.

Teaching details

Lectures, seminars, drop-in support sessions.

Assessment Details

1 x 2000 word essay (50%)

1 x 3 hour exam (50%)

Reading and References

Textbook guidance for introduction to material, but the majority of essential reading will be various journal articles that will be provided at the start of the unit.