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Psychology 1, basic course , 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
  COURSE CODE   735G01
On completion of the course, the student should

- be able to demonstrate an understanding of psychology as a subject of science and how psychology can be applied in different situations
- at a basic level, be able to account for and reflect critically around central concepts, theories, models and research results in psychology, orally and in writing,
- be able to give examples of central psychological phenomena and be able to explain these based on relevant theories,
- at a basic level, be able to apply psychological theories on specific problems,
- at a basic level, be able to reason about a question from different theoretical perspectives and compare these, orally and in writing
- at a basic level, be able to identify information needs, use relevant search tools and critically review search results related to psychology.
The course covers psychology as a uniform subject, spanning from neuropsychology to social psychology.

Fundamentals of Psychology, 6 HE credits (Psykologins grunder)
This module covers the history of psychology, theory of knowledge and its biological and humanistic basis. A basic orientation in the research methodology of psychology is also given.

Cognitive and Developmental Psychology, 9 HE credits (Kognitiv psykologi och utvecklingspsykologi)
This module covers cognitive abilities, such as awareness, attention, learning, memory, language and thinking, as well as cognitive, social and emotional development.

Personality and Clinical Psychology, 7.5 credits (Personlighetspsykologi och klinisk psykologi)
This module covers personality, individual differences, mental disturbance/disease and psychological/psychotherapeutic treatment.

Health Psychology and Social Psychology, 7.5 HE credits (Hälsopsykologi och socialpsykologi)
This module covers central and classic health- and socio-psychological phenomena of individuals and groups. Coping, stress, obedience and conformity are examples of such psychological phenomena. During the course, such concepts will be applied on different individual and group-related human problems and critically reviewed, based on a cultural-psychology approach.
The working methods of the course consist of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions/experiments, exercises and written assignments. In addition to this, the students should study independently, individually and/or in groups.
Examination, compulsory lectures, compulsory exercises and written assignments.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Psychology 1, basic course
Psykologi 1, grundkurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IBL - Department of Behavioural Science and Learning
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 735G01      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Psychology - PSA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     PSA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-04-11