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Module CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND DEBATES IN PSYCHOLOGY

Module code: PS358
Credits: 5
Semester: 2
Department: PSYCHOLOGY
International: No
Coordinator: Dr Michael Cooke (PSYCHOLOGY)
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Psychology as a Science; Fundamental assumptions in psychology; Its definitions, subject matter and impacts; Psychology in the Tree of knowledge; Philosophy of science for psychology; Paradigms and approaches to psychological enquiry; Psychology & Politics; The distinction between science and pseudo-science, and its relevance for psychology; Contradictions, paradoxes, and conflicts in psychology; Critical approaches to psychology; Fundamental assumptions in psychology and its definitions, subject matter and impacts; The relationship between psychology and culture; What psychology can learn from other disciplines (social and natural sciences, and humanities); Philosophy of science for psychology; Paradigms and approaches to psychological enquiry; The relationship between psychology and culture; Insights from modern philosophy for psychology; What psychology can learn from other disciplines (social and natural sciences, and humanities); Public perceptions of and misconceptions about psychology.

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