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Introduction & General Psychology

What is psychology? Debate on issues such as psychological theory and research; the biopsychosocial model; ethical issues; nature and nurture; free will and determinism; and reductionism.

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Cognitive Psychology

Discuss all topics relating to cognitive psychology; this includes areas such as intelligence; perception and attention; memory; language and thinking; problem-solving and decision-making

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Social Psychology

Discuss all topics relating to social psychology: social influence and social action; attitudes; prejudice; conformity; the self and others; obedience; relationships; aggression and prosocial behaviour.

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Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry

Explore topics relating to psychopathology: Mood disorders; psychoses; eating disorders; personality disorders; somatoform and neurological disorders; treatments/therapies; diagnoses and classifications.

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Biological Psychology & Neuroscience

Discuss topics in biological psychology: neuropsychology; physiology; neuroanatomy ; neuroscience; consciousness; sensation and perception; genetics; evolution; emotion; and addiction.

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Developmental Psychology

Explore topics relating to: learning and skill development; cognitive development and moral and social development; gender development; adolescence; adulthood and developement of the self.

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Writing, Reporting & Publishing

Discuss the writing up phase of experiments; sourcing articles; styles of referencing; preparing for articles for publication; choosing journals; approaching and designing systematic review articles.

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General Research Methodolgy

Ethics in psychology; access to data and participant recruitment initiatives; desinging a research project; generating hypotheses; the nature of scientific research and psychological investigation

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Data Analyses

Understanding your data: Qualitative data gathering; quantitative statistical analyses; measuring variables; organizing and presenting data; frequencies and distributions; significance testing

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Academic Psychology

Engage in discussion regarding general academia: exploring psychology as a science; discussions and debates; teaching and studying; and misc. academic matters (that do no fit in the other sections)

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Careers and Employment

Consiering a career in psychology? Explore professional psychology; graduate opportunities; organizational politics; post-doc research positions; commercial environments; entry from another discipline; leaving psychology

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Specialist Training & Further Education

Explore specializations within psychology such as clinical; neuro; cognitive; occupational; developmental; health; industrial; educational etc. Discuss schools and choosing educational institutions for your application.

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