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1 Professor Eamonn Ferguson Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology & Personality and IndividualsDr Peter BibbyDr Claire LawrenceProfessor Eamonn FergusonTuesday 4-6pmPope C14
2 Aims of CHIP & PINCHIPTo present and discuss the scientific, historical and philosophical underpinnings of psychology as a disciplineTo demonstrate the inherent variability and diversity in the theoretical approaches to psychologyTo supply a good knowledge and critical understanding of the influences on psychological theoriesPINTo provide detailed discussion on main theories of personality in psychologyTo present links between personality and individuals differences and relevant applicationsTo examine IQ and intelligence within the scope of individual differences
3 Conceptual and Historical Issues Lectures (Semester 1) An introduction to Historical and Conceptual Issues in PsychologyThe Ancient GreeksThe Medieval ThinkersConsciousness InventedThe Science of Human NatureOn the Threshold of PsychologyThe Study of ConsciousnessThe Death of ConsciousnessThe Return of CognitionIs Psychology a Science?
4 Personality and Individuals Lectures (Semester 2) Historical overview and what is a trait?Eysenck’s modelGray's ModelBig 5IQ and trait complexesSocial learning theory (Locus of control and self-efficacy)Personality and abnormal personalityPersonality and occupational psychologyPersonality and criminal behaviourPersonality and health
5 Workshop (Semester 1) Workshop (1 to 2hrs) 20th October 2009 An introduction to annotated bibliographiesA list of topics from both CHIP & PINConfirmation of Submission Deadline
6 Assessment One Annotated Bibliography An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (about 100 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. It is expected that students will identify no more than 20 relevant articles.To be submitted 11th January 2010.One 3hr Examination1hr Multiple Choice Questions (60)2hrs for 2 Essays1 Essay for CHIP1 Essay for PIN
7 How the Annotated Bibliography Contributes to the Overall Mark The examination contributes 95% of the final markThe annotated bibliography contributes 5% of the final mark on a pass/fail basis.Examination - 65%Annotated Bibliography – passOverall mark – 66.8%Annotated Bibliography – failOverall mark – 61.8%
8 What happens when the coursework is one grade higher? Bibliography WeightingExam MarkPass10%20%30%40%50%5.01.534.567.51519.316171819202528.825.726.427.127.828.53235.432.633.233.834.4353841.138.438.839.239.6404244.942.342.642.943.243.54547.845.345.645.946.246.54850.648.448.849.249.6505254.452.352.652.953.253.55557.355.355.655.956.256.55860.158.458.859.259.6606263.962.362.662.963.263.56566.865.365.665.966.266.56869.668.468.869.2707273.472.673.273.874.4757879.178.779.480.180.881.58585.8
9 What happens when the coursework is two grades higher? Bibliography WeightingExam MarkPass10%20%30%40%50%5.02.557.51012.51519.316.718.420.121.823.52528.826.327.628.930.231.53235.433343536373841.138.739.440.140.841.54244.942.643.243.844.44547.845.746.447.148.54850.648.749.450.150.851.55254.452.653.253.85557.355.756.457.157.858.55860.158.759.460.861.56263.962.663.263.864.46566.865.766.467.167.868.56869.6697071727373.473.374.675.977.278.57879.178.779.480.180.881.58585.8
10 What happens when the coursework gets a fail? Bibliography WeightingExam MarkFail10%20%30%40%50%3.87.611.415.2191517.319.621.924.226.52526.327.628.930.231.53232.633.233.834.435384241.641.240.840.4404544.343.642.942.241.548474644435250.649.247.846.45553.351.649.948.246.5585654506259.657.254.852.46562.356.954.251.56859537268.665.261.858.4787470668580.375.670.966.261.5
11 WorkloadA number of students last year were concerned about their workloads.So how much should you be doing?The university assumes that each single credit is worth 10 hours study timeFor a 20 credit module that means 200 hours.For this module there will be approx 25 hours contact time so that means 175 hours outside the classAssuming that the annotated bibliography takes at most 40 hours that leaves 135 hours22 weeks of lectures so approximately 6 hours a week of study for this module.
12 Histories of Psychology Prior to the 1970’s there were numerous books on the history of psychology mainly written by academics who identified themselves as psychologistsFor the most part the underlying purposes of these histories seemed to be the establishment of Psychology as a scientific discipline and to show it’s long history (i.e. it follows on from the Ancient Greeks such as Aristotle and Plato) and continuity through the ‘great men’.Richards (2002) cites the cliché ascribed to Ebbinghaus “Psychology has a short history but a long past”Post 1960’s the histories of Psychology changed following challenges from historians and sociologists of science.The ‘great men’ (and a few women) approach was more or less abandoned.The emphasis was placed on psychological practice and not practitioners.
13 BooksModernBrysbaert & Rastle (2009) Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology,Danziger, K. (1997) Naming the mind. How Psychology Discovered its LanguageLatour, B (1987) Science in Action. How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through SocietyLeahey (2004) A History of Psychology. Main Currents in Psychological ThoughtSmith, R. (1997) Fontana History of the Human SciencesClassicsBoring E.G. (1950) A History of Experimental PsychologyHearnshaw, L. (1964) A Short History of British PsychologyKlein, D.B. (1970) A History of Scientific Psychology: Its Origins and Philosophical BackgroundMiller, G.A. (1962) Psychology: the Science of Mental LifeWatson, R.I. (1963) The Great Psychologists – Aristotle to Freud.
14 Other Readings A list of readings are available for each lecture. All readings are available in the library (physically or electronically) Useful resourcesUseless resourceWikipedia
15 Another Useful Resource The BBC programme “In Our Time” is a collection of discussions about how different philosophers (and others) have changed the way we thinkHere’s a short selection of links:St Thomas Acquinas, Islam and the Greeks, Avicenna, Socrates, Ockham’s Razor, Spinoza, Popper, Hobbes, The Mind/Body Problem, Nature vs Nurture, Francis Bacon, Darwin, Neuroscience, A History of the Brain, The Humours, Artificial Intelligence, Psychoanalysis