COURSE SYLLABUS

Introduction to psychology 15 credits

Introduktion till psykologi
First cycle, P0071A
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2020

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Psychology
Subject group (SCB)
Psychology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 1a/1b/1c, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 (specifik entry A5). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics A, Social Studies A (specifik entry 5)


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.



Course Aim
The student should acquire basic knowledge of:
•    Psychology as a subject and its history
•    The different areas of psychology
•    The scientific basis of psychology, theory of science and ethics
•    Scientific methods applied in psychology
•    Scientific writing

The student should acquire basic skills in:
•    Explain psychological concepts and theories
•    Reflect and critically discuss different scientific methods and theories
•    Conduct and interpret descriptive data analysis
•    Present others' and own research results orally and in writing to people
without specialized knowledge in the field

The student should acquire basic valuation ability in:
•    Make judgments based on ethical aspects

Contents
The course contains two main sections: Introduction to the subject of psychology and Introduction to scientific theory and method.

Section: Introduction to the subject of psychology
The section gives an introduction to the topic of psychology and its history. The course covers the major psychological areas such as biological psychology, developmental psychology, motivational psychology, personality psychology and social psychology. We go through basic psychological theories, studies and concepts.

Section: Introduction to scientific theory and method
This section gives an introduction to scientific theory and method. The course focus scientific theory and methodology used in psychological research. We will also familiarize ourselves with data collection, basic data analysis, scientific writing and reference management.

Realization
The course contains lectures, lessons, seminars and seminar assignments. Lectures can take place both in class rooms and through recorded lectures. By lessons we mean learning through practical exercise with support from teachers, for example training on analyzing data or scientific writing. During seminars, assignments prepared by the student at home or during class are presented and discussed. Seminar assignments may also be presented and discussed in conjunction with lectures or lessons. The course includes several different seminar assignments that are presented orally and / or in writing.

Some parts of the course may be given in English.


Examination
The course is examined through four different examination elements that are linked to the course's two main sections: Introduction to the subject of psychology and Introduction to scientific theory and method. The examining parts of the course include both oral and written presentations.

Section: Introduction to the subject of psychology
This section comprises 7.5 credits and is examined through a written examination (6 credits) and presentation of a seminar assignment (1.5 credits).

Section: Introduction to scientific theory and method
This section comprises 7.5 credits and is examined through a written examination (4 credits) and presentation of several seminar assignments (3.5 credits).


Remarks
Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration eduets@ltu.se, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

The course replaces the courses P0026A, P0044A and P0068A.

Examiner
Camilla Grane

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
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Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examination: Introduction to the subject of psychologyU G VG6.00MandatoryA20
0002Seminar assignment: Introduction to the subject of psychologyU G#1.50MandatoryA20
0003Written examination: Introduction to scientific theory and methodU G VG4.00MandatoryA20
0004Seminar assignment: Introduction to scientific theory and methodU G#3.50MandatoryA20