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Unit information: Individual and Social Cognition (Conversion) in 2021/22

Unit name Individual and Social Cognition (Conversion)
Unit code PSYCM0075
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
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 research methods used in the study of social cognition and individual differences, in both adults and children.

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) Recognise 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

Self-paced online asynchronous content will be and supported by live synchronous seminars. During "teaching weeks", different groups of students engage with the content from different lecturers for that week (including the synchronous seminar that week). The coursework essay is supported by an essay guidance tutorial where students can seek feedback on their essay plan. Additional support from lecturers is available throughout the unit through the forum and drop-in sessions. A synchronous essay feedback seminar is scheduled once the essay marks have been returned.

Assessment Details

1 x 2000 word essay (30%) and 1 x timed assessment with students answering 3 out of 6 questions (70%)


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