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On completion of this module students should be able to:
- Describe and evaluate the application of psychological knowledge to specific issues.
- Identify the strengths and limitations of research in applied psychology.
- Critique research as it is presented in the popular media.
Video games and aggression - Quantitative research methods
Cheating in Sport - Qualitative research methods
Self/esteem/Bullying - Data collection techniques
Mental Health & Wellbeing - Ethical Issues in Research
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Group discussion (completed in class in Week 7) and individual reflection (submitted end Week 7)||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Written assignment critically considering the representation of psychological research in the popular media||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
Feedback on Mid-semester assignment only: The individual reflection element of the assignment includes a self and peer evaluation element which influences individuals grades. Qualitative group feedback is delivered in class based on broad patterns of performance in Week 9 to allow for students to consider the implications for the final assignment. Individual feedback (grade and qualitative feedback) is returned via Brightspace following this.
|Ms Ailbhe Booth||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Brendan Rooney||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|