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Module INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY I: RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY, BIOLOGICAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Module code: PS150
Credits: 7.5
Semester: 1
Department: PSYCHOLOGY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Brenda O'Connell (PSYCHOLOGY)
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Introduction of psychology as a scientific discipline. Introduction to fundamental principles of research in psychology. Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, with special reference to psychological function. Introduction to branches of biological psychology, including psychopharmacology and psychophysiology. Genetic and environmental influences on psychological development. Major theories of cognitive and intellectual development. Module Objective: To introduce the research basis of contemporary psychology and introduce core topics and theories in the areas of biological and developmental psychology.

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