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Living psychology: from the everyday to the extraordinary

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  • Points: 60
  • Code: DD210
  • Level: 2

Student reviews

About half way through my degree and this is easily my most fascinating and exciting module to date. I tend towards cognitive and quantitative methods - this module may be more challenging for those with a social or developmental slant. However, highlights for me included:

- Behavioural economics (including biases)
- Parapsychology
- Forensic psychology (including psycopathy)
- Environmental psychology (including climate change).

The tutor-marked assignment structure was challenging but mostly fine, and the tutors were excellent. I'd heavily recommend this module to anyone wanting to put a bit of variety into their psych degree - it offers a number of applied windows into the world outside of Psychoanalysis and Autism.

Christopher Colquitt

Course starting: October 2018

Review posted: February 2020

I found DD210 fascinating and very engaging. Assessment was mostly essays but I produced a PowerPoint which was enjoyable. I like the way it studied a wide range of topics and then for the final EMA brought them all together. If you are not sure which area to specialise in, I highly recommend this course. I would definitely recommend this module I think it was extremely well put together and organized.

Course starting: October 2015

Review posted: November 2016

Overall it was enjoyable, interesting & informative. It was not my first choice as I'm not keen on Psychology however, my circumstances meant I needed a course with no exam this year & this one fitted the bill. Those who enjoy psychology will get more out of, I'm sure.

Jennifer Amanda Geisler

Course starting: October 2015

Review posted: September 2016

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Each of the views expressed above is an individual's very particular response, largely unedited, and should be viewed with that in mind. Since modules are subject to regular updating, some of the issues identified may have already been addressed. In some instances the faculty may have provided a response to a comment. If you have a query about a particular module, please contact your Regional Centre.


Module satisfaction survey

The figures below are taken from a survey of students who sat the exam/completed the end-of-module assessment for the October 2016 presentation of DD210. The survey was carried out in 2017.

413 students (a response rate of 24%) responded to the survey covering what they thought of 10 aspects of the module.

Please note that if the percentage of students who responded to this module survey is below 30% and/or the number of responses is below 23 it means that only a small proportion of students provided feedback and their views as shown here may not be fully representative of all students who studied the module.

See this page for the full text of questions and more information about the survey.

% Count
Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of this module 79.5 325
Overall, I am satisfied with my study experience 73.7 302
The module provided good value for money 61.1 247
I was satisfied with the support provided by my tutor/study adviser on this module 73.2 300
Overall, I was satisfied with the teaching materials provided on this module 85.3 347
The learning outcomes of the module were clearly stated 87.1 357
I would recommend this module to other students 72.1 292
The module met my expectations 69 280
I enjoyed studying this module 73.9 303
Overall, I was able to keep up with the workload on this module 77 314
Faculty comment: "The statistical data from the student survey was generally positive. Overall a greater percentage of respondents (79.5%) agreed with the module being high quality compared with the previous year. A high percentage also rated high satisfaction with the quality of teaching materials (85.3%). Satisfaction with tutor support was lower than last year (73.2%) though well within the average for the cohort. This may be attributable to the negative perception of the Group Tuition issues resulting in problems with allocation of tutorials and the general confusion arising from this, leading students to perceive they are less well supported. The module team is reviewing the student feedback to identify specific areas that could be improved. For 2017 we have set up the Welcome forum which allows posts from tutors, giving them a higher profile from the beginning, and will brief tutors on these survey results. Following feedback and appeals about marking we are reviewing notification of word count rules to prevent confusion."
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