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Senior Honours 2008 –2009 Friday 26th Sept 2 pmNew Kings 10 Convenors Ben Jones (Rm S05; & Judith Hosie & Judith.

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1 Senior Honours 2008 –2009 Friday 26th Sept 2 pmNew Kings 10 Convenors Ben Jones (Rm S05; & Judith Hosie & Judith Hosie (Rm S08; Level 4 Secretary Karen Forrest (School

2 Level 4 Courses Single honours students Single honours students –PS4030 (lectures for options + critical synopsis tutorials) –(PS4029 with languages students: 2 options.) –Start week 1, must choose 3 options by Friday 17 th of October –PS4019 (thesis) All year course All year course Joint honours students –PS4507 (research project)

3 Options: First half session PS4030: choose 3, PS4029: choose 2. PS4030: choose 3, PS4029: choose 2. Psychology, Law & Eyewitness Testimony Mon 10amKCG7 Eyewitness Testimony Mon 10amKCG7 Visual Awareness Tues 10amKCG7 Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience Wed 10amMeston 4 Stress & DiseaseThurs 10amKCG7 Perspectives on Social Attributions Fri 10amKCF8

4 Options: Second half session PS4530: choose 3, PS4529: choose 2. PS4530: choose 3, PS4529: choose 2. Human EvolutionMon 10amKCG7 Social Cognitive NeuroscienceTues 10amKCF7 Abnormal PsychologyWed 10amKCF7 Human NeuropsychologyThur 10amKCG7 Health Behaviour Fri 10amKCG7

5 Communication Must complete registration card in office (to Karen Forrest) Must complete registration card in office (to Karen Forrest) –By Friday 17 th of October Check your and F1 frequently Check your and F1 frequently School website School website –Information on ethics, psychology research participation scheme, lectures, essays, plagiarism detection information. –Lecture materials via WebCT or lecturers homepage

6 Level 4 Critical Review Tutorial Course Tutorial system is separate from options Tutorial system is separate from options –covers current and general issues Tutorials in 4 week blocks (3 per half session) Tutorials in 4 week blocks (3 per half session) –over course of year will cover all 6 topics. 1st tutorial - Thursday 2nd October at 2.00pm 1st tutorial - Thursday 2nd October at 2.00pm –go to tutors room. Different for those registered for Psychology with PS4029 degree Different for those registered for Psychology with PS4029 degree –we need to know who you are…. You will be assigned a published paper to critically evaluate. You will be assigned a published paper to critically evaluate.

7 Level 4 Critical Review Tutorial Course Hand in two copies of your critical review to the Psychology Office by deadline. Hand in two copies of your critical review to the Psychology Office by deadline. Use JISC (plagiarism) website to submit electronic copy of essay via website. Use JISC (plagiarism) website to submit electronic copy of essay via website.www.submit.ac.uk Karen Forrest will Class ID during first tutorial block Karen Forrest will Class ID during first tutorial block Late essays/missing tutorials Late essays/missing tutorials –1 CAS mark deducted from mark per day late –Failure to attend tutorials may lead to deemed withdrawn. –Extensions only in very exceptional circumstances (contact Judith Hosie) –provide medical information to Office.

8 Level 4 Critical Review Tutorial Course On-Off talk on how to go about writing a critical review. On-Off talk on how to go about writing a critical review. For Single and Joint Honours Students Friday 10 th of October 11 – 12 KCG7.

9 Thesis (PS4019 (single); PS4507 (joint) Read thesis handbook Read thesis handbook General questions or problems General questions or problems – contact Ben Jones or Judith Hosie. Contact your supervisor as soon as possible Contact your supervisor as soon as possible Remember to complete an ethics form prior to data collection. Remember to complete an ethics form prior to data collection. Check suggested thesis timetable in the thesis handbook. Check suggested thesis timetable in the thesis handbook. Assessment: thesis marked by two members of staff (supervisor and independent marker) Assessment: thesis marked by two members of staff (supervisor and independent marker)

10 Thesis Discuss the recruitment of participants with your supervisor Discuss the recruitment of participants with your supervisor Psychology research participation scheme registration Psychology research participation scheme registration –Web-based system for participant recruitment –Necessary if collecting data from individual 1 st year participants - Need to register with scheme and then set up your experiment –Guidelines on School website –Contact Martin Fraser if any problems.

11 Talk by Martin Fraser on how to use the individual research participation scheme: Wednesday 8 th of October at 11am in T1 (School of Psychology) Talk given by Jim Urquhart on how to use SuperLab: Wednesday 8 th of October at 12 midday in T1

12 Assessment of the Thesis Poster presentation (5%). Poster presentation (5%). February 2009 (time and date to be confirmed) Thesis (95%). Thesis (95%). –Deadline: Friday April 24th 2009 for Single Honours Students and Friday 8 th of May 2009 for Joint Honours Students –no extensions –Penalty of 3 CAS marks for late submission and 1 CAS for each additional day.

13 Disclosure Scotland –You cannot undertake testing of participants unless you have received disclosure. Most of you will have received disclosure at level 3 in which case you are covered to undertake testing again this year. If you did not apply for disclosure last year please see Sandra Duffield or Helen Alexander (in the School office) for the documentation as soon as possible.

14 The Thesis Continued One-off talk on tackling the thesis Thursday 9 th of October 11 – 12 in New Kings 1

15 Degree Classification Degree class calculated on the basis of 18 units of assessment. Degree class calculated on the basis of 18 units of assessment. 8 units from L3 8 units from L3 10 units from L4 10 units from L4 - 6 units from options. - 6 units from options. Each option will be examined by means of one ninety- minute examination and will contribute 1 unit. Each exam will consist of six questions randomly allocated into two sections. Students answer two questions, one question from each section. Students will be examined on the three first half- session options in January and the three second half- session options in May/June.

16 Degree Classification Continued –2 units from thesis The marks for the poster and the thesis will be combined (poster 5%, thesis 95%) and the overall mark will count as two units. –2 units from the critical review tutorial courses (1 unit – the average of the 3 marks obtained in the first half session; 1 unit – the average of the 3 marks obtained in the second-half session). Look at Handbook for how to obtain a first, upper second, etc.

17 Election Class Representatives 2 class representatives. 2 class representatives. –Candidates by Wednesday 1 st of October. –Or inform Judith Hosie at end of this meeting – Judith Hosie Election by if necessary. Election by if necessary.

18 Other information Careers talks from Professional Psychologists Careers talks from Professional Psychologists Usually Mondays 1pm in T1 - specific dates and speakers to be announced Careers Talk from Sandra Thomson – Careers Advisory Service on Thursday 16 th of October 12 – 1pm in Room T1 (Psychology) Careers Talk from Sandra Thomson – Careers Advisory Service on Thursday 16 th of October 12 – 1pm in Room T1 (Psychology)


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