Topics studied in this module are:
- Social Influence – This topic explores the impact of groups of people on human behaviour. Conformity and obedience to authority are the key focus of this unit.
- Memory – This topic focuses on factors that influence human memory, models of memory and forgetting are key theoretical perspectives explored. This topic also looks at factors that affect the accuracy of eyewitness testimonies.
- Attachment – Caregiver-infant interaction in humans is explored within this topic, with emphasis on theories of attachment. This topic explores the long-term effects of attachment disruption in later adult life.
- Psychopathology – One of the most popular topics amongst students, this topic focuses on a wide range of mental health conditions such as phobias, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Students explore the causes of such conditions as well as the psychological and biological therapies that are used to treat them.
Assessment Information: External examinations to be sat at the end of the two-year course.