31 July 2021
Introduction to Psychology: Perception, Cognition and Emotion
Why do we do the things we do? Are we in control of our behaviour, or is the mind subject to influences we cannot control? How does the mind influence our behaviour, our reactions to our environment and the people meet, and even how we perceive art? This module considers these questions by analysing how human behaviour has evolved and by exploring what makes us both human and fallible. You will also gain an understanding of how our mind can play tricks on us, for better and for worse, and how developmental and social factors influence our behaviour. The module provides you with the opportunity to explore core topics in psychology including neuroscience, perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, and social, developmental and abnormal psychology. A field trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Hepworth Wakefield, the 2017 UK Museum of the Year, will allow you to consider the psychology of art, how we perceive and interpret what we see and how art can influence our emotions.
Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (3 - 31 July 2021). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.
GBP 1820: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.
Scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.