In this Evaluating Psychology – Research and Practice module from The Open University, you’ll focus on socially relevant topics that showcase the research and methodological expertise of the School of Psychology. You’ll become equipped to evaluate psychological knowledge claims, theories, research (studies and methods) and applications, creating educated consumers/commissioners of psychological research. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in an independent project. By the end of the module, you’ll have gained the confidence to use advanced psychological knowledge to participate in public debate and policy development.
The module has vocational relevance for anyone who feels that an advanced understanding of cognitive, social, counselling and forensic psychology topics will complement their existing skills and knowledge, and broaden their professional perspective. This includes working in business, human resources, health (physical and mental), education, social work, the legal and criminal justice system, government departments, and third sector organisations.
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This course is at level 7 in the UK Qualifications Framework. Level 7 is advanced level study often referred to as postgraduate level.
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BA (Hons) Human Resource Management and Psychology with Foundation Year
48 + months
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