Psychology, basic course, 7.5 credits
Psychology, basic course, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Autumn 2020
Course Code:HPBG19
Confirmed by:Utbildningsrådet Apr 3, 2018
Valid From:Nov 4, 2019
Reg number:Department of Social Work
Education Cycle:First-cycle level
Disciplinary domain:Health sciences
Subject group:PS1
Specialised in:G1N
Main field of study:Psychology

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Upon completion of the course the student should have the ability to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • describe human behavior from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • describe neurological structures of importance to human behavior
  • describe normal human psychological development and central personality theories
  • account for social psychological factors and the importance of motivation for human behavior
  • explain relationships between psychological factors and health, illness and well-being
  • explain the course of crises and the significance of treatment for people in crisis.

Skills and abilities

  • apply psychological theories to issues/situations within your own profession.


- neuropsychology
- personality psychology
- developmental psychology
- cognitive psychology
- social psychology
- health psychology
- perception psychology
- motivation psychology
- emotion psychology
- crises psychology

Type of instruction

The course is conducted through lectures, group discussions and seminars.

The teaching is conducted in English.


General entry requirements.

Examination and grades

The course is graded A, B, C, D, E, FX or F.

The examination will be based on one individual examination and written assignments.

University lecturer serves as the course examiner.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Individual written examination5 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Written assignments2.5 creditsU/G

Course literature

Holt, N., Bremner, A., Sutherland, E., Vliek, M., Passer, M., & Smith, R. (2015). Psychology. The science of mind and behaviour. McGraw-Hill.

Additionally, approximately 100 pages course literature will be added according to course coordinators' instructions.

Latest edition of the course literature shall be used.

Content updated 2020-08-25