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Department of Psychology

Presentation for Overseas Applicants 2009/10

http://www.warwick.ac.uk/psych/


Plan of this presentation

the department – people place

the course – curriculum and assessment

teaching – activities and the timetable

after the degree - careers

plan of this presentation



The Department of Psychology is situated within these buildings. Laboratories are mostly on the first three floors of the nearest building. Department staff offices are on the first floor of the building behind it, extending behind the Institute for Applied Cognitive Science which runs at right angles from it.

4




Research Excellence computing laboratory

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the department was one of only eleven in the UK with 65% or more of research activity rated as internationally excellent (RAE categories 3* and 4*)

… research in the Psychology laboratories



People in the department of psychology
People in the Department of Psychology projects

  • 22 Academic staff

  • 14 Research fellows/associates

  • 5 Warwick postgraduate research fellows

  • 1 Departmental administrator

  • 4 Computing/technical staff

  • 6 Secretarial/administrative staff

  • 20 Full-time research students

  • 2 Part-time research students

  • 315 Undergraduate students

… some members of the department in reflective mood …


Student staff relations
Student-staff relations projects

  • accessibility - teaching, project supervision, open-door policy, office hours

  • personal tutor system - social and academic support

  • project supervision - 2nd and 3rd year

  • student-staff liaison committees – on all degree courses

… a friendly, informal department with good student-staff relations



Our primary aims on the bsc psychology degree
Our primary aims on the BSc Psychology degree projects

  • Research led teaching, leading to an understanding of the subject: its theories, methods and context.

  • Personal development through study, research, participation and presentation.

  • Preparation for careers, leading directly or indirectly from the degree.


Some key features of the bsc psychology degree
Some key features of the BSc Psychology degree projects

  • a BSc in the Science Faculty with an intake of 110

  • a three year degree, each year three terms, each term ten weeks

  • contribution of credit to degree: 1st year: 0%, 2nd year: 40%, 3rd year 3: 60%

  • more of a planned ‘programme’ than a ‘modular’ degree, with an organised progression over three years

  • a mixed pattern of assessment involving exams, essays, tests, project reports

  • a broad introduction to the essential areas of psychology and related research methods


Overview of the degree
Overview of the degree projects

  • First year - introduction to major areas of Psychology and to research techniques and data analysis.

  • Second year – extends first-year introductions to the principal areas of Psychology and methodology plus a small project.

  • Third year - a substantial project plus choice of advanced options in Psychology from an extensive list.


Courses and assessment in the first year
Courses and assessment in the first year projects

(credit for each year calculated as 120 CATS)

  • Introduction to Psychology (30 CATS, core)

    history of Psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; memory (examined by four assessed assignments (33%) and one exam (67%)

  • Further Psychology (30 CATS, core)

    psychobiology; cognitive science; neuropsychology psychopathology (examined by four assessed assignments (33%) and one exam (67%)

  • Methods in Psychology I (30 CATS, core)

    methods and statistics classes; practical classes; small group project statistics open book exam (50%); practical reports (15%); project report (25%) and presentation (5%); participation in experiments (5%)

  • An Option from an other department (30 CATS)

    any first-year course that is 30 CATS and fits in with the psychology timetable, examination method varies with department


Courses and assessment in the second year
Courses and assessment in the second year projects

All core courses, each 15 CATS

  • Individual Differences in Intelligence and Personality

  • Language and Thought

  • Perception, Planning and Action

  • Methods in Psychology II

  • Second Year Project

  • Developmental Psychology

  • Psychobiology

  • Social Psychology

    Assessment

    • Methods in Psychology II – coursework tasks (10%); data analysis project (40%); exam (50%)

    • Second Year Project - written report (95%) and poster presentation (5%)

    • Other 6 courses - one assessed assignment (33%) and one exam (67%)


Courses and assessment in the third year
Courses and assessment in the third year projects

  • Core: Third Year Project (30CATS): examined by a written report (95%) and oral presentation (5%)

  • Options: (all 15CATS): any six may be chosen, all examined by assessed assignments (33%) and an exam (67%)

  • The current list comprises:

    Ethology and Sociobiology Psychology of Ageing

    Mind in Context Perception

    The Self in Social Psychology Psychology and the Law

    Cognitive Science Developmental Psychopathology

    Memory and Cognition Action and Sensorimotor Control

    Abnormal Psychology Attention

    Applied Cognitive Science Psychobiology of Gender Development

    Issues in Families and Development Psychology of Emotion


A selection of recent final year projects
A selection of recent final-year projects … projects

  • The role of motion in recognition memory.

  • Can guilty faces illicit false memories?

  • Electrophysiological correlates of high and low level inhibitory control.

  • Attitudes towards same-sexed and single parent families on a child's development.

  • The impact of identifiable victim affect on charitable giving.

  • The importance of message clarity and manner of delivery in verbal communication.

  • How attention affects emotional evaluation of products in the context of advertising.

  • An investigation into the ability of dyslexia sufferers in decoding scrambled words.

  • Are fear-relevant stimuli processed differently?

  • The extent to which language affects perception of colour and shape.

  • Perception of animacy from local motion in a single moving object.

  • Gaining knowledge: Do children prefer feeling or asking?

  • Do dyslexic children aged 11-16 have verbal communication difficulties?

  • The effects of drawing pictures of to-be-learned words in schoolchildren.

  • The relationship between belief in luck, level of optimism and gambling behaviour.

    • … final-year projects are carried out singly or in pairs, under the supervision of a member of academic staff



Typical first year psychology timetable
Typical first-year Psychology timetable projects

9.05 - 9.55

10.05 -10.55

11.05 - 11.55

12.05 – 12.55

1.05 1.55

2.05 – 2.55

3.05 – 3.55

4.05 – 4.55

Mon

PS109L

Methods in

Psychology I

statistics

wks 1-10

PS109S

Methods in

Psychology I

statistics

wks 1-10

Tues

PS111L Further

Psychology

wks 1-10

PS109P

Methods in Psychology – practical class

wks 1 - 10

Wed

Tutorial

(fortnightly)

Thur

PS112L

Introduction to

Psychology

wks 1-10

PS112S

Introduction to Psychology

wks 3, 5, 8,10

PS112S

Further

Psychology

wks 2, 4, 7, 9

Fri

Option

Lecture

(weekly)

Option

Seminar

(fortnightly)


Practical class on methods in psychology i
Practical class on Methods in Psychology I projects

9.05 - 9.55

10.05 -10.55

11.05 - 11.55

12.05 – 12.55

1.05 1.55

2.05 – 2.55

3.05 – 3.55

4.05 – 4.55

Mon

Tues

PS109P

Methods in Psychology I – Practical class

wks 1 - 10

Wed

Thur

Fri


Statistics teaching on on methods in psychology i
Statistics teaching on on Methods in Psychology I projects

9.05 - 9.55

10.05 -10.55

11.05 - 11.55

12.05 – 12.55

1.05 1.55

2.05 – 2.55

3.05 – 3.55

4.05 – 4.55

Mon

PS109L

Methods in

Psychology I

statistics

wks 1-10

PS109S

Methods in

Psychology I

statistics

wks 1-10

Tues

Wed

Thur

Fri

22


First year lectures
First-year lectures projects

9.05 - 9.55

10.05 -10.55

11.05 - 11.55

12.05 – 12.55

1.05 1.55

2.05 – 2.55

3.05 – 3.55

4.05 – 4.55

Mon

PS109L PLT

Methods in

Psychology I

statistics

wks 1-10

Tues

PS111L H051

Further

Psychology

wks 1-10

Wed

Thur

PS112L L4

Introduction to

Psychology

wks 1-10

Fri

Option

Lecture

(weekly)

23


Seminar teaching in the first year 1
Seminar teaching in the first year - 1 projects

9.05 - 9.55

10.05 -10.55

11.05 - 11.55

12.05 – 12.55

1.05 1.55

2.05 – 2.55

3.05 – 3.55

4.05 – 4.55

Mon

PS113S Methods In

Psychology I

statistics

wks 1-10

Tues

Wed

Thur

PS112S

Introduction to Psychology

wks 3, 5, 8,10

PS111S

Further

Psychology

wks 2, 4, 7, 9

Fri

Option

Seminar

(fortnightly)


Seminar teaching in the first year 2
Seminar teaching in the first year - 2 projects

9.05 - 9.55

10.05 -10.55

11.05 - 11.55

12.05 – 12.55

1.05 1.55

2.05 – 2.55

3.05 – 3.55

4.05 – 4.55

Mon

PS113S Methods In

Psychology I

statistics

wks 1-10

Tues

Wed

Thur

PS112S

Introduction to Psychology

wks 3, 5, 8,10

PS111S

Further

Psychology

wks 2, 4, 7, 9

Fri

Option

Seminar

(fortnightly)

25


First year year tutorials
First-year year tutorials projects

9.05 - 9.55

10.05 -10.55

11.05 - 11.55

12.05 – 12.55

1.05 1.55

2.05 – 2.55

3.05 – 3.55

4.05 – 4.55

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thur

Fri


Other non contact time 1 in the library
Other 'non-contact' time: 1 in the Library projects

9.05 - 9.55

10.05 -10.55

11.05 - 11.55

12.05 – 12.55

1.05 1.55

2.05 – 2.55

3.05 – 3.55

4.05 – 4.55

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thur

Fri

27


Other non contact time 2 project work
Other 'non-contact' time: 2 project work projects

9.05 - 9.55

10.05 -10.55

11.05 - 11.55

12.05 – 12.55

1.05 1.55

2.05 – 2.55

3.05 – 3.55

4.05 – 4.55

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thur

Fri


Other non contact time 3 private study
Other 'non-contact' time: 3 private study projects

9.05 - 9.55

10.05 -10.55

11.05 - 11.55

12.05 – 12.55

1.05 1.55

2.05 – 2.55

3.05 – 3.55

4.05 – 4.55

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thur

Fri



Destinations of warwick psychology graduates 6 months after graduation 2004 to 2007
Destinations of Warwick Psychology graduates projects6 months after graduation: 2004 to 2007

2004 2005 2006 2007

Postgraduate training/research 11 6 7 7

Management and admin. 24 28 30 27

Health service/clinical 6 8 7 5

Teaching / education 13 7 10 16

Social services 6 5 7 5

Temporary work 7 10 11 9

Other 6 5 6 10

Unknown 17 27 28 17

Total* 90 96 106 96

*based on intakes for 2001 to 2004.


Department of Psychology, University of Warwick projects

General enquiries:

General OfficeDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of WarwickCoventry CV4 7ALUKTel: +44/0 24 765 23096Fax: +44/0 24 765 24225e-mail: [email protected]

Department of Psychology home page:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/psych/

Psychology on-line prospectus:

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/depta2z/psychology/c800/

Admissions enquiries can sent to

Dr Martin Skinner

Director of Undergraduate Studies

e-mail: [email protected]

Tel: +44/0 24 765 23177


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