CAO CODE: LM102 Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour. While philosophers and theologians have always speculated about how the mind works, the past century has seen the development of a rigorous empirical approach to understanding how people think and behave in their physical and social environments. The four year honours degree in Psychology provides a broad introduction to the discipline in the first year. This covers the core concepts, principles, theories and methods Psychologists use in their research. In final year there are a variety of advanced options to choose from, including Political Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology, Psychology and Gender and Applied Psychology. You will also use the knowledge and skills accumulated over the previous years to conduct your own psychological investigation, under the supervision of an experienced staff member, to produce a substantial research thesis.