Theories and paradigms 751

Module code SLK 751
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

*Closed – BSocSciHons (Psychology) only. 

In this module five dominant paradigms in psychology – (neo) behaviouristic, (neuro) cognitivist, psycho-analytic, humanist and ecosystemic – and typical theories emanating from these paradigms, are discussed. The philosophical underpinnings of these paradigms and theories are explored, specifically with reference to modernism and postmodernism. Emphasis is then placed on the praxis of quantitative and qualitative theory-building against the background of the five dominant paradigms.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Psychology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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