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Course module: 202000321
202000321
Psychology: an Orientation
Course info
Course module202000321
Credits (ECTS)4
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. J. ter Vrugte
E-mailj.tervrugte@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
J. Pouls
Contactperson for the course
dr. J. ter Vrugte
Examiner
dr. J. ter Vrugte
Academic year2022
Starting block
1A
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
At the end of the module, students will be able to:
  • recognize and differentiate between the basic areas of Psychology and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • differentiate between concepts of the scientific method of Psychology and apply these to examples.
  • name and recognize theories and scientific insights in respect of the genetic and evolutionary basis for behaviour and apply these to examples.
More specific:
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of sensation and perception, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of learning, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of memory, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of knowledge representation, reasoning, decision-making and problem solving, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of language, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of intelligence, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of motivation and emotion, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of social cognition, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of cognitive and social development, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of personality, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of stress and health, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.
  • students will be able to name and recognize concepts, theories and scientific insights in respect of psychological therapies, can differentiate between them, and apply this knowledge to examples.

 
Content
This study unit is part of the module Psychology and Intervention Design (202000320) and provides an initial introduction to psychology. Psychology is a scientific discipline in the study of human behaviour. The course covers the following subjects: Research methods of the discipline, the biological basis of behaviour, and theories in respect of learning, memory, sensation and perception, consciousness, cognitive processes (for example, reasoning), language, social and cognitive development, social cognition, influence and relationships, motivation and emotions, personality, and intelligence. The most important theories and insights that Psychology has produced in these areas are discussed. The subjects relate to the basic areas of Psychology that are expanded upon in other subjects in the Psychology educational programme, namely Biological Psychology, Cognitive/Experimental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality Psychology and test theory.

In this study unit you'll create the 'back-bone' of your psychology knowledge. What you learn during this study unit is meant to support knowledge acquisition and application throughout your further studies and career. Hence, the content of this course is mainly theoretical. The approaches in this course align with that goal: study of book, lectures & MC examination of theory, concepts, and insights. You’ll familiarize yourself with the history, and fundamental concepts and theories of psychology by studying the book. Lectures are there to provide contextualized insight via additional (contemporary) examples and explanations for a selection of the content.
Module description
This study unit is part of the module Psychology and Intervention Design (202000320). A module is offered as one educational unity and students take it as such.
Module
Module 1
Participating study
Bachelor Psychology
Required materials
Book
Ciccarelli, S.K. & White, J.N. (2020). Psychology (6th edition) Global edition (paperback). Harlow: Pearson. ISBN 9781292353548. ATTENTION! We do not support use of Pearson MyPsychlab ISBN10: 0393116824, ISBN13: 9780393116823
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Lecture

Tests
Written subtest 1

Written subtest 2

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