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Mind, Brain & Behaviour 1 provides an introduction to the psychological concepts, theories and neural mechanisms that explain how we sense, perceive, learn, think and remember. Students are introduced to the research methods used in psychology for answering questions and solving problems related to human behaviour. Students apply their knowledge and skills in a team-based project that addresses a contemporary problem and communicate their findings in a team-based presentation. They learn how to build an evidence-based argument and communicate this in an individual literature review or empirical report.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Describe the core psychological theories, models and empirical findings that underpin knowledge of behavioural neuroscience, sensation and perception, learning and memory, psychological research methods and ethics.
- Critically evaluate psychological theories, models, and research.
- Describe, analyse, and interpret psychological data.
- Apply assessment criteria to evaluate the quality of reasoning and argumentation.
- Collaborate effectively within a team to develop a research proposal to investigate a psychological research question.
- Provide constructive feedback to peers about the quality of reasoning and argumentation.
- Independently write a literature review or research report responding to a psychological question.
On completion of Mind, Brain & Behaviour 1 students should be able to:
- Give and receive constructive feedback;
- Work effectively in teams;
- Promote and maintain the wellbeing of self and others;
- Apply research and analytical skills to investigate and evaluate new issues.
Last updated: 1 March 2024