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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 2
Unit No:
D/507/2052
Credits:
4
Guided learning hours:
32 hours

Assessment Guidance

n/a

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Know about psychology as an academic discipline and applied science.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

     Describe the key areas studied in psychology and the main purposes of studying them.

  • 1.2

    Describe the key concepts explored through psychology.


2

Know about different approaches in psychology.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Explain what is meant by a psychological ‘approach’ and why multiple approaches exist.

  • 2.2

    Outline some of the most commonly-applied approaches.

  • 2.3

    Describe the key differences between two commonly-applied approaches.


3

Know about research in psychology.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Describe research methods used in psychology, including scientific methodology.

  • 3.2

    Describe ethical considerations in psychology research practice.

  • 3.3

    Outline key elements of good practice in carrying out research in psychology.


4

Know about applications of psychology.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Describe the breadth of possible applications of psychology.

  • 4.2

    Describe in detail how psychology can be applied in a specific context (eg sports performance or treatment of mental health problems).


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