Law and Psychology BA/BSc hons
Institution Code H36
Course Code APJHLWPSY
Year 1 - full details
Law of Contract
The module will cover:- Formation of a contract: offer, acceptance, consideration, privity. Contents of the contract: conditions, warranties, express and implied terms, standard form contracts, exclusion clauses. Vitiating factors: misrepresentation, mistake, undue influence, duress; unconscionable bargains and inequality of bargaining power. Discharge of contractual obligations; performance, agreement, frustration, breach. Remedies for breach of contract: damages, specific performance, rescission, injunctions. An outline of the law of restitution.
Legal Procedures, Ethics and Skills
The module is designed to introduce students to research skills concepts, aspects and structure of the civil and criminal branches of the English legal system and the professional ethics of the legal profession.
Introductory Developmental and Language Psychology
The greatest changes in cognitive and social development arguably occur in childhood. This is therefore a period of particular interest in psychology. This module introduces students to topics in child development including language. Consideration will be given to research methods applicable to the research questions and to working with children. In addition, an applied area of interest (e.g. the classroom, interventions, health care, parenting, advertising) will be presented and discussed with a view to students learning how theory and research can be drawn on to explain and understand contemporary questions.
The Academic Mind
This module helps students to make the transition to undergraduate level study by providing direction and a chance to practice the skills that are essential to psychology graduates as well as transferrable skills that will equip them for more general employment.
Foundations of Social and Cognitive Psychology
This module introduces students to: a. theory and research that seeks to understand the way in which individual attitudes and behaviours may be influenced by other people with particular reference to a contemporary issue; b. theory and research that seeks to explain the way in which individuals learn, store and use knowledge to make sense of everyday experiences and how understanding of these processes can enable others to manipulate individual attitudes and reactions.
Brain & Behaviour
This course will introduce the beginner to the terms and ideas necessary to understand biological psychology. The course will give an appreciation of how neurons and brains work, and, to some extent, why and how, from a biological point of view, we and other animals behave as we do. In addition, the course will consider what psychologists may learn from the effects of brain damage, for example following a stroke or in neurological/mental health disorders.