The module is aimed at providing learners with an introduction to four defining fields in contemporary psychology, namely developmental psychology, personality psychology, social psychology, and health psychology. Familiarity with the major concepts and issues related to each of these fields should enable learners to engage with these fields on an advanced level in further studies.
Psychology 2A (Developmental Psychology)
Developmental Psychology is an important course in Psychology. It introduces the basic principles of human development, which helps the psychology student to conceptualise and understand the ever changing human being from conception to death. This conceptualisation and understanding is useful in everyday life (enhances understanding of e.g. family members, friends and work colleagues of different ages) and imperative for the psychologist-to-be.
Psychology 2C (Social Psychology)
Social Psychology exposes students to current questions and research within the discipline of social psychology. Social psychology is the scientific study of human interaction, cognition, and behaviour within groups, societies, and organizations. This module aims to instruct students in the empirical and theoretical contributions of social psychology to the larger discipline of psychology.
Psychology 2D (Positive Psychology)
The purpose of this module is to provide students with knowledge on the basic theory and concepts of the emerging field of positive psychology. Some of these concepts include: positive emotions, happiness, signature strengths, flow and creativity, psychological well-being, optimism, hope, wisdom, forgiveness, altruism, spirituality, meaning and purpose in life.