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                         BSc (Hons) Psychology
              Phase one joining Information, September 2010
Welcome to everyone who'll be joining the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree in
September.

If you are new to the course, you must bring evidence of your qualifications (A level
certificates, confirmation of completion of an access course, etc.) to the first session.
You will not be able to complete enrolment without such evidence.

Monday 20 September – Friday 24 September Induction and enrolment
There will be a series of events during the week. These will provide you with essential
information about your programme, introduce you to your personal tutor, enrol you onto your
programme, and familiarise you with key parts of the campus, including a tour of the library.
A provisional timetable for induction week is below. Details of other events during induction
week will be available in the first session and displayed on the Psychology notice board,
which is on the second floor of N tower. Directions to the first event will be available from the
reception desk in the atrium on the Kedleston Road site.

            Monday 20         Tuesday 21           Wednesday 22     Thursday 23      Friday 24
            September         September            September        September        September
            10.00-11.30       9.30-11 Enrolment                     11-1 Slots for
            Welcome           for BSc Psychology                    library tours
            Venue to be
            confirmed
Morning
            11.30-1.00 Meet
            Personal
            tutors/campus
            tours
Afternoon   1.30-3.00         11.30-1.00 Study     2.00-3.30        2-3 Faculty
            Introduction to   skills               Programme        induction
            Psychology        in B301              Information      in B301
            in room N613                           In T201

                                                   4-7 ‘Knowing
                                                   me, Knowing
                                                   You’
                                                   starts in OL2

Monday 27 September Teaching starts.
A full teaching timetable and details of personal tutor groups will be emailed to you, once
places are confirmed in August.

Phase one modules
Details of the module leaders for our first-year modules and textbooks that would be useful
in helping you prepare for the module are identified below. All texts can be purchased from
the Waterstones bookshop on campus, or via links to the online bookshop Amazon.co.uk on
our web site. Full-time students would take all of the modules shown in the coming year.
Part-time students normally take four modules per year, so wouldn’t take some modules until
next academic year.
Lecture schedules and full reading lists for your modules will be accessible from University of
Derby Online once you have enrolled in September.

Fundamentals of Psychology 1
Module leader: Frances Maratos
Recommended text:
Martin, G.N., Carlson, N.R. & Buskist, W. (2010). Psychology (4th Ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education.

Or

Passer, M, Smith, R., Holt, N., Bremmer, A., Sutherland, E. and Vliek, M. (2009). Psychology: The
science of mind and behaviour. London: McGraw Hill.

Fundamentals of Psychology 2
Module Leader: Simon Bignell
Recommended text:
Martin, G.N., Carlson, N.R. & Buskist, W. (2010). Psychology (4th Ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education.

Or

Passer, M, Smith, R., Holt, N., Bremmer, A., Sutherland, E. and Vliek, M. (2009). Psychology: The
science of mind and behaviour. London: McGraw Hill.

Key Figures in Psychology
Module Leader: To be confirmed
Recommended Text: To be confirmed

Practicals in Psychology
Module Leader: Ian Baker
This module involves the writing of reports and the analysis of data. Therefore, many of the texts that
are recommended for RMA 1 and RMA 2, below, are also appropriate for this module. However,
useful additional texts include:
Holt, N., & Walker, I. (2009). Research with People: Theory, Plans and Practicals. Palgrave
Macmillan.

Taines, C. (2008). A Practical Guide to Writing for Psychology. London: McGraw-Hill.

These texts provide additional clarification on how to conduct and/or write-up practical reports in
psychology. There are many such texts available, and we recommend that you find one that works
best for you. Many statisitics books may also contain details on this.

Psychology – An Integrated Approach 1
Module Leader: Lovemore Nyatanga
Recommended text:
To be confirmed

Psychology – An Integrated Approach 2
Frances Maratos
Recommended Text: To be confirmed

Research Methods and Analysis 1
Module Leader: Paul Staples
Recommended texts:
Clark-Carter, D. (2009) Quantitative Psychological Research: A Student's Handbook. Psychology
Press

Harris, P. (2008) Designing and Reporting Experiments in Psychology (3rd Ed.). Open University
Press.
                                                                       nd
Willig, C. (2008). Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology (2        Edn.) Berkshire: Open
University Press.

Research Methods and Analysis 2
Module Leader: Maggie Gale
Recommended texts:

Willig, C. (2008). Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology (2nd Edn.) Berkshire: Open
University Press.

AND EITHER

Clark-Carter, D. (2004) Quantitative Psychological Research: A Student's Handbook. Psychology
Press

OR

Dancey, C.P.& Reidy, J. (2009). Statistics without Maths for Psychology (4th ed), Harlow: Pearson
Educational

Also useful
Harris, P. (2008) Designing and Reporting Experiments in Psychology (3rd Ed.). Open University
Press.

Note for students taking BSc Psychology via e-learning
Students studying BSc Psychology as an online, distance learning degree will have their
own online enrolment and induction procedures, and take different modules in phase one.
You will receive information about these as part of the application process. The information
above is intended for students studying on-campus.
                                                                      Last updated August 2010


BSc (Hons) Psychology / BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology
             Phase Two enrolment Information, 2010
       Welcome to everyone who'll be joining phase two of the BSc (Hons) Psychology and
BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology degrees in September. This sheet gives you some
general information that may be of use to you. We look forward to seeing you in September.

If you are entering phase two having completed the first year of a course at another
institution, you must bring your course certificate or results letter to enrolment. You
will not be able to enrol without evidence of completion of the first year of your
current course.

Students should contact their programme leader if they have any questions prior to induction
week. Keith Clements is programme leader for BSc Psychology and can be contacted by
phone (01332 593046) or email (k.j.clements@derby.ac.uk). Vicki Staples is the acting
programme leader for BSc Counselling Psychology and students should contact her by
email (v.staples@derby.ac.uk) if they have any queries.

Monday 20 September -Friday 24 September Induction week
Full details of events during induction week will be available in the first session and
displayed on the Psychology notice board, which is on the second floor of N tower.
Directions to the first event will be available from the reception desk in the atrium on the
Kedleston Road site.

Events on Wednesday and Thursday are general events, intended for all students who are
new to the course. Students who were studying at Derby last year would only need to
attend the events on Tuesday.

Day                      Events
Tuesday 21st             9-10.30 Induction talk. All phase two students in B301
All phase two students
                         1-2.30 Enrolment for BSc Psychology.
                         1.30-2 Enrolment for BSc Counselling Psychology
Wednesday 22nd           1.00-2.30
New students only
                         Programme Information in T201
              rd
Thursday 23              2-3 Faculty induction in B301
New students only
NB due to availability of rooms, the induction events now start earlier than previously
advertised.

Monday 27 September The first week of teaching starts.
The timetables below shows when lectures are on our phase two modules. Please be aware
that modules generally have seminars or workshops as well. These aren’t always
immediately after the lecture, and may be spread across several days.
Autumn modules
              Morning                  Afternoon                  Evening
Monday        Sport & Exercise         Animal Learning &          Social Psychology (Core)
              Psychology (not C843)    Cognition (not C843)       5-6
              9-10                     12-1

                                       Gender & Psychology
                                       (not C843) 2-3
                                       (Provisional)

                                       Counselling Psychology
                                       in Context (C843 only)
                                       3-5
Tuesday                                                           Abnormal Psychology (not
                                                                  C843) 4-5

                                                                  Research & Enquiry for
                                                                  the Counselling
                                                                  Psychologist (C843 only)
                                                                  4-6
Wednesday

Thursday      Biological Psychology    Research Methods &
              (core) Thursday 9-10     Analysis 3 (core) 1-2
Friday




Spring modules
              Morning                  Afternoon                  Evening
Monday        Computer-Based           The Psychology of Health   Cognitive Psychology
              Experimental             (not C843)                 (core)
              Psychology (not C843)    1-4                        5-6
              10-12
Tuesday                                Parapsychology &
                                       Anomalous Experience
                                       (not C843) 12-1
Wednesday     How Psychological
              Knowledge Informs the
              Counsellor (C843 only)
              9-11
Thursday      Biological Psychology    Counselling Psychology
              (core)                   in Context (C843 only)
               9-10                    12-2

                                       Research Methods &
                                       Analysis 3 (core) 2-3
Friday        Philosophical
              Psychology (not C843)
              9-10




Phase two modules
Details of the module leaders for our second-year modules and textbooks that would be
useful in helping you prepare for the module are identified below. All texts can be purchased
from the Waterstones bookshop on campus, or via links to the online bookshop
Amazon.co.uk on our web site. Full-time students would take eight modules, including all of
those which are core for their programme, in the coming year. Part-time students normally
take four modules per year, so wouldn’t take some modules until next academic year.
Lecture schedules and full reading lists for your modules will be accessible from University of
Derby Online once you have enrolled in September

Biological Psychology (Core)
Module leader: Keith Clements
Recommended Text: J. Pinel (2008) Biopsychology (7th Edition) New York, Pearson International

Animal Learning & Cognition
Module leader: Keith Clements
Recommended Text
                                                                    rd
Pearce, J.M. (2008). Animal Learning & Cognition: An Introduction (3 Ed.). New York, Psychology
Press.

Cognitive Psychology (Core)
Module Leader: Anna Maria di Betta
Recommended text:
Choose frm:
Eysenck, M. W., & Keane, M. T. (2010). Cognitive Psychology. A student's handbook. 6th edition.
Hove: Psychology Press.

Or:
Robinson-Riegler, B., & Robinson-Riegler, G. (2004). Readings in cognitive psychology. Applications,
connections, and individual differences. Boston: Pearson.

Or:
Quinlan, P. & Dyson, B. (2008). Cognitive Psychology. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited

Research Methods and Analysis 3 (Core)
Module leader: Ed Stupple
Recommended Texts:

Field, A. (2009). Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. Sage, London

Wilig, C. (2001). Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology: Adventures in Theory and Method.
Open University Press, Buckingham

Social Psychology (Core)
Module leader: Lovemore Nyatanga
Recommended text:
To be confirmed

Abnormal Psychology
Module leader: Lovemore Nyatanga
Recommended text:
Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2008) Abnormal Psychology (4th edition) McGraw-Hill: London

Computer Based Experimental Psychology
Module leader: Miles Richardson
Recommended text:
Daniël Lakens (2009) Authorware Guide For Researchers
Free from: http://sites.google.com/site/lakens2/AuthorwareGuideForReseachers2.3.pdf

Gender and Psychology
Module leader: Hannah Hale
Recommended text:
To be confirmed
Parapsychology and Anomalous Experiences
Module leader: Ian Baker
Recommended text:
Irwin, H. J., & Watt, C. A. (2007). An Introduction to Parapsychology (5th ed.). London: McFarland &
Company, Inc.

This is one of the best general introductions to parapsychology, but we do not recommend that you
solely rely upon this text for your assessment.

Philosophical Psychology
Module leader: Kevin Silber
Recommended text:
Hofstadter, D.R. & Dennett, D.C. (2008). The Mind’s I: Reflections on Self and Soul. Basic Books.

Psychology of Health
Module leader: Vicki Staples
Recommended text:
                                                                          nd
Morrison, V. & Bennett, P. (2009). An Introduction to Health Psychology (2 Ed.). Harlow, England:
Pearson Prentice Hall

Sport & Exercise Psychology
Module Leader: To be confirmed
Recommended Text: To be confirmed

NB Information relating to Counselling Psychology modules will be provided separately.

Note for students taking BSc Psychology via e-learning
Students studying BSc Psychology as an online, distance learning degree will have their
own online enrolment and induction procedures. You will receive information about these as
part of the application process. The information above is intended for students studying on-
campus.
                                                                            Last updated July 2010


    BSc (Hons) Psychology / BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology
              Phase Three Joining Information, 2010
      Welcome to everyone who'll be enrolling in phase three of the BSc (Hons)
Psychology and BSc (Hons) Counselling Psychology degrees in September. This
sheet gives you some general information that may be of use to you. We look
forward to seeing you again in September.

Students should contact their programme leader if they have any questions prior to induction
week. Keith Clements is programme leader for BSc Psychology and can be contacted by
phone (01332 593046) or email (k.j.clements@derby.ac.uk). Vicki Staples is the acting
programme leader for BSc Counselling Psychology and students should contact her by
email (v.staples@derby.ac.uk) if they have any queries.

Monday 20 September -Friday 24 September Induction week
Updated information on events during induction week will be available in the first session
and displayed on the Psychology notice board, which is on the second floor of N tower.
Students should attend all sessions.

Day                    Events
Thursday 23rd          10-12.00 Induction talk
                       In B301

                       1.30-3.00 Enrolment for BSc Psychology

                       2.30-3.30 Enrolment for BSc Counselling Psychology

Monday 27 September The first week of teaching starts.
The timetables below shows when lectures are on our phase three modules. Please be
aware that some modules have seminars or workshops as well. These aren’t always
immediately after the lecture, and may be on different days.

Autumn Modules
              Morning                   Afternoon                Evening
Monday        Developmental
              Psychology (core) 9-10
Tuesday       Atypical Language         Discourse & Social
              Development (not          Psychology (not C843)
              C843) 10-12               1-4
              (provisional)
Wednesday     Individual Differences
              (core) 9-11
Thursday      Human Behaviour &
              Evolution (not C843)
              9-10

              Professional Debates in
              Counselling
              Psychology (C843 only)
              9-11
Friday
Spring Modules
                 Morning                    Afternoon                      Evening
Monday           Counselling Models in      Psychology of Illness
                 Focus (C843 only)          11-1
                 9-10
Tuesday          Autism, Asperger’s &       Psychology & Racism            Conceptual & Historical
                 ADHD 9-10                  12-2                           Issues in Psychology
                                                                           (core) 5-7
Wednesday

Thursday                                    The Psychology of
                                            Rationality 1-3
Friday           The Psychology of          Neuropsychology 2-4
                 Addiction 9-11



Phase three modules
Details of textbooks that would be useful in helping you prepare for many of your modules
are identified below. All texts can be purchased from the Waterstones bookshop on campus,
or via links to the online bookshop Amazon.co.uk on our web site

Developmental Psychology (core)
There is no single essential text for this module, but the following are my 'top two' recommended
books. I suggest you have a look through a copy (if possible) before deciding to buy any of them, to
see if you 'get on with' the book.

Sigelman, C.K., and Rider, E.A. (2009) Lifespan Human Development (6th Ed). Wadsworth
Publishing

Berk L.E. (2010). Development Through the Lifespan (5th Ed). Pearson Education

Individual Differences (core)
Recommended Text:
                                                                                                  nd
Maltby, J. Day, L. & Macaskill, A. (2009). Personality, Individual Differences And Intelligence (2 Ed.).
Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (core)
Recommended text to be confirmed

Atypical Language Development
Either of these books are fine; I’ve listed them in order of preference:

Bishop, D.V.M., & Mogford, K. (eds.) (1993). Language development in exceptional circumstances.
Hove: Erlbaum.

Tager-Flusberg, H. (ed.) (1994). Constraints on Language Acquisition: Studies of Atypical Children.
Hove: LEA.

Norbury, C. F., Tomblin, J. B., & Bishop, D. V. M. (eds.) (2008). Understanding developmental
language disorders. From theory to practice. Hove: Psychology Press.

Schwartz, R.G. (ed.) (2008). Handbook of child language disorders. Hove: Psychology Press.

Discourse and Social Psychology
Recommended Text:
Wooffitt, R. (2005). Conversation Analysis and Discourse Analysis: A Comparative and Critical
Introduction. London: Sage Publications.
Human Behaviour and Evolution
Recommended text to be confirmed

Autism, Asperger's and ADHD
Recommended text:
Kennedy, D.M., (2002). The ADHD-Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnosis and
Effective Treatment. Waterbrook Press, Colorado Springs.

Neuropsychology
Recommended text:
Kolb, B. and Wishaw, I. Q. (2008) Fundamentals Of Human Neuropsychology (6th Edition). Worth
Publishers.

Psychology & Racism
Recommended text to be confirmed

The Psychology of Addiction
There’s no set text for the module. The following is a readable introduction to the topic:
Teeson M., Degenhardt L. & Hall W. (2002). Addictions. Hove: Psychology Press.


The Psychology of Illness
Recommended text to be confirmed

The Psychology of Rationality
There is no single recommended text for this module.

NB Information relating to Counselling Psychology modules will be provided separately.

				
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