Explore how psychology applies to everyday existence – including our use of technology – and how it can create new ways to improve quality of life. Innovative and practical, course topics include personality, childhood, mental processes (such as attention and memory), the brain and its disorders, and how other people influence our behaviour.
Develop highly employable skills, such as teamwork, communication, and critical thinking.
What will I do?
–– A mix of group work, lectures and tutorials, independent study is combined with approximately 22 hours a week in class.
–– From second year you specialise in either Psychology + Technology or Psychology + Practice.
–– Learn from a range of innovative assessments, such as a small-scale research project, making a game, creating a blog, giving a presentation, designing a poster or volunteering in the local community.
What modules will I study?
Year 1 (all students)
Introduction to Psychology | Personality + Individual Differences | Cyberpsychology | Research Methods + Statistics I | Multimedia Design | ICT | Common Faculty Module.
Core Modules: Developmental + Lifespan Psychology | Cognitive Psychology | Perception | Research Methods + Statistics II | Faculty Elective.
Psychology + Technology Path Modules: Information Design + Multimedia | Usability.
Psychology + Practice Path Modules: Sport + Health Psychology | Organisational Psychology.
Core Modules: Social Psychology | Neuropsychology | Abnormal Psychology | Research Methods + Statistics III | IT Group Project.
Psychology + Technology Path Module: Web Applications + Content Management.
Psychology + Practice Path Module: Educational Psychology.
Core Modules: Transpersonal + Positive Psychology | Advanced Research in Psychology | Psychology of New Media + Entertainment | Major Research Project.
Psychology + Technology Path Module: Human Computer Interaction in Practice.
Psychology + Practice Path Module: Forensic Psychology.
Read more on: http://www.iadt.ie/courses/applied-psychology