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DL825
Applied Psychology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Topics on this course include; personality, childhood, mental processes (such as attention and memory), the brain and its disorders, and how other people influence our behaviour. 
From second year you specialise in either Psychology + Technology or Psychology + Practice. 


 
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Consider how technology has changed many aspects of life such as the workplace, entertainment, socialising, learning, even how we shop. Sport, health and even learning are made clearer through the application of psychological principles.

New technologies are changing how we communicate and work, text messaging, social networking sites, online chat, etc. How will these change society and how we interact? Everything is made clearer through the application of psychological principles. This degree is a unique opportunity to study how psychology applies to everyday life, especially our use of technology, and how it can create new ways to improve our quality of life.


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Essential Module Requirements:

Distinctions in three modules.
Plus a pass in C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175or B20029 or 5N2066 or LCE Maths.

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This degree is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland, which means it meets particular standards and has particular core characteristics. Graduates leave with a competitive edge because this course explores the same core psychology modules as other equivalent, accredited undergraduate courses, but also offers additional modules in applied psychology. There is an emphasis on the application of psychology to everyday life, the workplace, community, industry, and technology (e.g. sport and health psychology, organisational psychology and cyberpsychology). Graduates often pursue postgraduate studies or enter the technology or social science sectors.



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