Studyinfo subject PSYK1100 2019 HØST
PSYK1100 Philosophy of Science, and Ethics Course description
- Course name in Norwegian
- Vitenskapsteori og etikk
- Study programme
Bachelorstudium i psykologi med vekt på atferdsanalyse
- 10 ECTS
- Year of study
- Programme description
- Course history
The course highlights key issues in the history of ideas in the Western world. These form the basis for choosing methods based on a research/evidence-based perspective, and for our understanding of the importance of science to general academic knowledge.
Required preliminary courses
Admission to the programme.
After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competence:
has knowledge of the most important areas of the philosophy of science (metaphysics, epistemology and ethics) and selected perspectives from the philosophy of science
has knowledge of philosophy of science as a basis for psychology and behaviour analysis as disciplines
has knowledge of scientific method
has knowledge of different theories of normative ethics
has knowledge of the ethical guidelines and guidelines for professional conduct that are described by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
is familiar with key principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and the Regulations of the Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics (REC)
The student is capable of
describing and reflecting on ethical issues relevant to the psychology field
describing and reflecting on conflicts of values and ethical dilemmas at individual, group and society levels
describing and reflecting on experiment as a scientific method
The student is capable of
reflecting on positions in the philosophy of science in relation to choice of methods and different theories of normative ethics
Teaching and learning methods
Work and teaching methods used in the course are lectures and self-study. Seminars will also be held where the students present subject matter. Participation in these seminars is compulsory. Students will present texts from the syllabus, encourage discussion and receive guidance on further reading. During the course, the students will submit four assignments related to key topics in the syllabus. The assignments will be set by the lecturer. The students’ learning outcomes will be documented through presentations, written papers and the exam.
Participation at the seminars (80%)
Presentation of given subject matter
Submission of four assignments by the given deadline (assessed as approved/not approved) max. 900 words.
The required coursework must be approved before the students can take the supervised written exam.
Supervised individual written exam, 4 hours.
Permitted exam materials and equipment
The grade scale A-F is used.
One internal and one external examiner