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  1. Introduction to the Module

    Introduction to Psychology is organised in topic blocks. The topics (in order) are: Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Individual Differences. There will be two 'Reading Lists': Semester 1 (Developmental and Social) and Semester 2 (Biological, Cognitive, and Individual Differences). This is the Reading List for Semester 1. Below are the core and further readings by topic for each teaching week. There are also some links to library support at the end of the list. Please note that first 'teaching week' is Week 10 (though there is some pre-reading to prepare for your seminars in Week 10 which is recommended but not required). Also note that for each topic, the seminars for that topic will follow the corresponding lecture in the week before.

  2. Block 1: Developmental Psychology

    In this block, we will be exploring the history, theories, research methods and applications found in developmental psychology. Developmental Psychology is the study of change across the lifespan. In this module, we will be be focussing on human development, though occasionally discussing animal reserach, and we will be focussing on the early part of the lifespan up to early adulthood. The topics we will be exploring in depth are: Language Development, Attachment and Social Relationships, Theory of Mind and Understanding Others, The Development of Cognition, and The Development of the Self. For each topic, you will have one core required reading which is a chapter from a textbook. Further reading, as well as videos and weblinks, are also provided to aid your understanding of the topic as well as your enjoyment and engagement in learning about developmental psychology.

  3. Core Developmental Block Readings 1 item
    Most of the readings for the Developmental Block are in Developmental Psychology by Gillibrand, Lam & O'Donnell. There are two editions- either is fine, though the page numbers may not match so make sure you look at the Chapter title. The only Developmental topic that will use a core reading from a different source is The Development of Cognition. If you prefer a actual copy of this textbook, there are often students selling 2nd hand copies on the UWE Psychology Facebook page, and there are a few copies in the library and campus bookstore.
    1. Developmental psychology - Rachel Gillibrand, Virginia Lam, Victoria L. O'Donnell 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading In this module, we will be reading Chapters 5 (Language Development, 8 (Theory of Mind), 9 (Attachment and early social experiences) and 11 (Development of self-concept and gender identity).

  4. Reading for Week 10 seminars 4 items
    In the first seminar (in Week 10), we will be discussing the developmental stage of 'adulthood'- if you are able, please download and read this article on 'Emerging Adulthood'
    1. Emerging Adulthood

      Article Further Reading Please read the article in this link for our first seminar where we will be talking about the developmental stage 'adulthood'.

    2. Why does it take so long to grow up today? | Jeffrey Jensen Arnett | TEDxPSU 28/4/2015

      Audio-visual document Further Reading This is the video I meant to put on to watch- if you've already watched the other one, that's fine too!

    3. http://howadultareyou.com

      Website Further Reading Take this quiz to find out "How adult are you?". We will be discussing the definitions and milestones of adulthood in the first seminar in UWE Week 10. (American based quiz, but answer all questions as best you can)

    4. Who You Calling Selfish? A Manifesto for Millennials | Jeffrey Jensen Arnett | TEDxClarkUniversity - YouTube

      Audio-visual document Further Reading Here is a talk by the author of the above article on 'emerging adulthood' speaking about Millennials

  5. Language Development (Lecture Week 10, Seminar Week 11) 2 items
    Please read for the Language Development topic (Lecture Week 10, Seminars Week 11)
    1. Developmental psychology - Rachel Gillibrand, Virginia Lam, Victoria L. O'Donnell 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Chapter 5: Language Development When you click on this link, it will take you to a link that will download the pdf of the chapter (you do not need to use the ebook so there should be no access problems now with this reading).

    2. Child language with mother and with stranger at home and in the laboratory: a methodological study

      Document Further Reading I'm keeping this link here for now- but it doesn't seem to work any longer. Please see the pdf on Blackboard.

  6. Attachment and Social Relationships (Lecture Week 11, Seminar Week 12) 4 items
    Please read for the Attachment and Social Relationships topic (Lecture Week 11, Seminars Week 12)
    1. Chapter 4 Parents and Families - Peter Smith, Helen Cowie, Mark Blades

      Chapter Core Reading This source will be digitised by the library in case you aren't able to access the Attachment chapter in the Gillibrand et al textbook. Just focus on the attachment topics (not parenting) on p 108-130. If you have another edition of this book, that's fine- just make sure you are reading about attachment.

    2. Developmental psychology - Rachel Gillibrand, Virginia Lam, Victoria L. O'Donnell 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Read Chapter 9: Attachment and early social experiences

    3. Wiley-Blackwell handbook of infant development: Volume 1 - J. Gavin Bremner, Theodore D. Wachs 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading Read Chapter 16: Attachment in Infancy

  7. Theory of Mind and Understanding Others (Lecture Week 12, Seminar Week 13) 10 items
    Please read for the Theory of Mind and Understanding Others topic (Lecture Week 12, Seminars Week 13)
    1. Alternative Core Reading for Theory of Mind and Understanding Others

      Document Core Reading If you do not have access to the Gillibrand text due to the long queue, you can read this document to get an overview and background of social cognition in infants/children and theory of mind- it is put as Core Reading, but you can still read the Gillibrand text instead.

    2. Developmental psychology - Rachel Gillibrand, Virginia Lam, Victoria L. O'Donnell 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Read Chapter 8 Theory of Mind

    3. Understanding Others’ Thoughts Enables Young Kids to Lie – Association for Psychological Science

      Webpage Further Reading Recent article in Psychological Science about how a Theory of Mind helps children deceive others

    4. ARC Tests

      Webpage Further Reading We will be looking at some of these measures in the seminar- there is no need to look at these before the seminar, but you may want to have a look at the full battery of tests in your own time

    5. The Human Fetus Preferentially Engages with Face-like Visual Stimuli - Vincent M. Reid, Kirsty Dunn, Robert J. Young, Johnson Amu 06/2017

      Article Further Reading Here is a link to the article about fetuses having a preference for face-like stimuli

    6. The Uncanny Valley - YouTube

      Audio-visual document Further Reading Video about the Uncanny Valley

    7. Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism | TED Talk | TED.com

      Webpage Further Reading If you are interested in further information, here is a talk by Ami Klin who discusses some methods used to study early social cognition in infants/toddlers that can help early diagnosis of autism

    8. What Happens in a Child’s Brain When They Learn to Empathize? - Mindful

      Webpage Further Reading Some basic information if you're interested in some of the brain development connected to theory of mind

  8. Coursework Preparation and Resources (Lecture Week 13, Seminar Week 14) 7 items
    We will be focussing on coursework preparation and advice in this week in the lecture and in Week 15 in seminars. This section will include some papers which you may find helpful for writing your first essay.
    1. Referencing tools and standards - UWE Bristol: Study skills advice and support

      Webpage Core Reading For your coursework, it's important that you are familiar with how to use UWE Harvard formatting and referencing. You can also use APA formatting if you are familiar with that style instead.

    2. Patterns of attachment: a psychological study of the strange situation - Mary D. Salter Ainsworth 1978

      Book  This may be helpful if you are looking at the Strange Situation for your essay.

    3. Adult attachment: theory, research, and clinical implications - W. Steven Rholes, Jeffry A. Simpson c2004

      Book  This may be helpful if you are evaluating adult measures of attachment for your essay.

    4. Theory and measure in the psychological field: The case of attachment theory and the strange situation procedure - Yair Ziv, Yotam Hotam 06/2015

      Article  This may be helpful if you are looking at the Strange Situation in your essay.

    5. What do self-report attachment measures assess?

      Document  This article may be helpful if you're looking at self-report measures of attachment for your essay.

    6. Handbook of attachment: theory, research, and clinical applications - Jude Cassidy, Phillip R. Shaver c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Further Reading There is a really good chapter in this source that discusses methods of measuring attachment- see the Solomon and George chapter 18 called: THE MEASUREMENT OF ATTACHMENT SECURITY AND RELATED CONSTRUCTS IN INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD. If you search for 'Solomon George Attachment Measurement' on google, you can find the pdf which might be easier to read/use.

    7. The Purdue OWL: APA Style

      Webpage Further Reading This is a link to help you with APA format, if that is the style you are using. Please note, it is ok to use either APA or UWE Harvard, as long as you are consistent with the format throughout your essay.

  9. The Development of Cognition (Lecture Week 14, Seminar Week 15) 6 items
    Please read for The Development of Cognition (Lecture Week 14, Seminar Week 15)
    1. What is Said and What is Meant

      Chapter Further Reading This is a chapter in Margaret Donaldson's book, 'Children's Minds', that will be mentioned in the lecture and is a fantastic resource for understanding the Information Processing approach to cognitive development. Be careful if you are printing this chapter out as there are a lot of solid black areas on this copy

    2. Naughty Teddy article, McGarrigle & Donaldson (1974)

      Document Further Reading This is the article describing the 'Naughty Teddy' experiment.

    3. Object Concept VOE Ramp Study Baillargeon 10/2/2013

      Audio-visual document Further Reading We will be watching this video in the seminar and discussing how modern research has responded to Piaget's theory

  10. The Development of the Self (Lecture Week 15, Seminar Week 16) 11 items
    Please read for The Development of Identity topic (Lecture Week 15, Seminars Week 16)
    1. Developmental psychology - Rachel Gillibrand, Virginia Lam, Victoria L. O'Donnell 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading Read Chapter 11: Development of self-concept and gender identity

    2. The Secret Life of Twins on Vimeo Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:56 AM EST

      Audio-visual document Further Reading We will be watching some clips from this video to discuss issues of nature v nurture and epigenetics. You may want to watch more of this video in your own time if you find it interesting. You do not need to watch this before the lecture or seminar.

    3. Page Bruce Reimer Dr Money and the Boy with No Penis An experiment on nature versus nurture goes tragically wrong. On 22 August 1965 Janet Reimer was granted her dearest wish: she gave birth to twins. The two boys, Brian and Bruce, were healthy babies, but the... click to read more
    4. The Boy Who Was Turned Into a Girl (part 1 of 5) - YouTube

      Audio-visual document Further Reading We will be discussing this case study in the seminar, but you do not need to watch this video prior to the seminar- instead read the summary of the case of Bruce Reimer.

    5. South African runner Semenya Caster gender controversy - YouTube

      Audio-visual document Further Reading We will be discussing Caster Semenya in the seminar so you should be familiar with her story- have a look at these videos as well as the summary document.

    6. Dorcas and Caster Semenya.mp4 - YouTube

      Audio-visual document Further Reading More about Caster Semenya

    7. Russell Brand Will Raise His Baby Gender Neutral - The Jonathan Ross Show - YouTube

      Audio-visual document Further Reading We will be talking about raising gender neutral children in the seminar. You should familiarise yourself with the concept and some examples.

    8. Baby Storm Now: Dad David Stocker On The Uproar And Storm's Gender Identity

      Webpage Further Reading We will be talking about raising gender neutral children in the seminar. You should familiarise yourself with the concept and some examples.

  11. Block 2: Social Psychology

    In this block, you will be taught by Dr Charlotte Pennington and Dr Guy Saunders. For the first three lectures, Charlotte will teach topics based on Replication and Reproducibility in Social Psychology (Week 16), Prejudice and Discrimination (Week 17), and Stereotyping (Week 18). Guy will then teach topics relating to Identities (Week 19) and finally, a Critical look at Social Psychology (Week 20). I will then be back with you for Week 21 discussing assignment and exam guidance.

    Below you will find your core and recommended reading; these will help you to complete your preparation sheets for your seminars, and for your second assessment. Of course, you should not rely on this information solely; you should also undertake independent reading to reinforce your learning and help with the assessment. 

  12. Introduction to Social Psychology (Lecture Week 16, Seminar Week 17) 3 items
    1. Please read Chapter 1: Introduction to Social Psychology by Hogg and Vaughan (2014) as your core reading.

      Also take a look at the Noba Project that I have created for you. This is a free online text-book, which provides an overview of lectures taught in Week 16-Week18. 

    2. Social psychology - Michael A. Hogg, Graham M. Vaughan 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading

  13. Attitudes and Prejudice (Lecture Week 17, Seminar Week 18). 5 items
    1. For your lectures and seminars, please read Chapter 5: Attitudes, and Chapter 10: Prejudice and Discrimination from Hogg and Vaughan (2014) as your core reading.  Also read the journal article by Fazio and Olson (2003).

      Some of these references will help with your second essay. 

       

    2. Social psychology - Michael A. Hogg, Graham M. Vaughan 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading

    3. Measuring individual differences in implicit cognition: The implicit association test. - Anthony G. Greenwald, Debbie E. McGhee, Jordan L. K. Schwartz 1998

      Article Further Reading

  14. Stereotyping (Lecture Week 18, Seminar Week 19) 4 items
    1. Please read Chapter 10: Prejudice and Discrimination from Hogg and Vaughan (2014) as your core reading. The recommended reading includes the journal article by Steele and Aronson (1995) on stereotype threat, and the Noba Project textbook.

    2. Social psychology - Michael A. Hogg, Graham M. Vaughan 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Core Reading

  15. Social Selves and Social Identities (Lecture Week 19, Seminar Week 20) 1 item
  16. A Critical Look at Social Psychology (Lecture Week 20, Seminar Week 21) 4 items
  17. Exam and Essay Guidance (Lecture Week 21, Seminar Week 27) 7 items
    Here you will find useful reading for your second essay, which aims to critically discuss a measure of implicit prejudice.
    1. Self-Reports: How the Questions Shape the Answers - Norbert Schwarz, Self-Reports: How the Questions Shape the AnswersSchwarz, Norbert 1999

      Article 

  18. Study Skills and Library Resources 5 items
    Included in this section are links to helpful webpages that will assist you with using the library, finding sources, how to reference and cite sources, and general study skills
  19. Digitised Material 0 items