London, United Kingdom

Psychology in Action

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2165

This module aims to develop students’ psychological literacy, through the cycle of enquiry and evidence.

Students will be encouraged to think critically and evaluate their own behaviour through in-lecture experiments. A scientific approach will be developed through an appreciation of how empirical data can be used to test competing theories and simple questions will be dissected and examined. Experiencing this cycle of enquiry and evidence will give students the psychological literacy to integrate knowledge across psychology and apply it to the world around them.

Course leader

Dr Daniel C. Richardson

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Have an understanding of key conceptual issues in psychology
Have an awareness of the history of ideas in understanding the mind
Appreciate the range of modern methods in scientific psychology and the ability to apply this knowledge to the real world
Have the ability to think critically about how psychological issues are portrayed in the media. Students will also have developed their own research project in which they raise a questions and show how the empirical techniques of psychology can be used to address it. Experiencing this cycle of enquiry and evidence will give students the psychological literacy to integrate knowledge across psychology and apply it to the world around them

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2165: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP : Students are welcome to apply for accommodation at a UCL summer residence.

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