This module provides a basic general introduction to developmental, cognitive, biological, individual differences and social psychology. The characteristic approaches adopted within these areas of psychology are explored and you will be encouraged to adopt a reflective and critical perspective on the subject matter covered.
To introduce students to core aspects of evolutionary theory and to demonstrate the application of evolutionary theory to behaviour. The principal aim is to demonstrate how behaviour can be regarded as the product of biological evolution. A secondary aim is to discuss how evolutionary approaches complement other frameworks and add another level of explanation to scientific understanding. Students will cover various evolutionary approaches including ethology, behavioural ecology and evolutionary psychology; discussing key findings and methodological differences.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.