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NUS Psychology Review, Full Courseware Package & Module Bundle

The NUS psychology programme was first introduced during the 1986-87 academic year and is the oldest psychology programme in Singapore.


NUS offers a full undergraduate programme, including an honours course, as well as Masters and Ph.D. programmes. Since its inception, the psychology programme has attracted a strong response from students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Psychology contributes to society by providing behavioural scientists who are equipped with the skills to use empirical research methods to seek an account of human behaviour and experience. It has been only a little over a hundred years that psychology has been a discipline in its own right.

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NUS Module Review: PL4880G Positive Psychology

What is it about?

You learn about what makes people happy, and what it means to be happy. Topics include Money and hedonics, subjective well-being vs psychological well-being, optimism, self-esteem, positive relationships, mindfulness and resilience, affective forecasting and choice.

How’s the workload?

One 3-h seminar style lecture a week. One weekly thought question (50 word limit, based on readings for that week, before she has taught it), 3 essays (500 words each), two class presentations, one closed book final exam.

It may seem like a lot of components, but it turned out quite manageable. The annoying thing was that the standard for presentations was set really high, so expect to put in a lot of time making your presentation very creative and entertaining. Oh yes, presentations are not supposed to be the standard use-Powerpoint and just talk for 15 minutes kind, needs to be creative and different.

How difficult is it?

The topics are really manageable and easy to understand, and it’s fairly intuitive at times. (e.g. being optimistic leads to a happier life). Essays may be difficult due to her very specific requirement of essay style that will probably be quite different from what you’re used to writing. My scores for my essay were 11, 14, 17 – you can see the learning process here.

Presentations as I said are quite competitive, so it pays to have someone creative in your group.

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NUS Module Review: PL4238 Social Neuroscience

Lecturer Review: Same as all other level 4000 modules in psychology, this was a 3h a week seminar. For this module, the professor divided the 3h as such: 1h of lessons (him going through the content), short break in between, and the remaining time (usually about 1.5h) for two group presentations. There was no textbook, so the content comes from the professor’s notes and the readings he assigns for group presentations. The content covered in this module is: brain anatomy and functions, theory of mind, moral judgment, altruism, fairness, trust, social rejection, prejudice, social conformity, and culture.

Module Review:

Assessment: Two separate group presentations (35% in total), Class participation (15%), Midterm paper consisting of MCQ and short answer questions (20%) and Final exam with same format (30%). For the group presentation each group is assigned a journal article one week before the presentation date and the group has to read and present on the contents of the article, and add in some extra stuff such as future direction, thought questions and further readings. And each group presents twice in the whole semester. I’m not sure what goes into class participation because attendance isn’t taken and the prof doesn’t seem to record down who contributes in class and what not.

General Thoughts: I know neuroscience sounds like a super scary concept to normal people, to be honest I was shitting my pants just thinking about taking a neuroscience module as well! But this module is relatively light in it’s neuroscience content. In fact, it might also be one of the most slack and relaxing 4000 module (according to my year 4 seniors who have taken other 4000 modules). Think it is largely dependent on the prof’s approach to teaching the subject. For this module, the prof focuses more on the social theories, and the neuroscience comes in at the end to support these theories. So thankfully it isn’t the case where I have to blindly memories what brain parts are activated in what scenarios.

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NUS Module Review: PL4229 Psychological Therapies

This module aims to introduce students to the main orientations of psychological therapy including psychodynamic psychotherapy, behavioural and cognitive therapies, and systemic therapies, amongst others. Theoretical underpinnings, specific therapeutic techniques, applications to particular psychiatric disorders or psychological problems, methods of evaluation, levels of empirical support, mechanisms of change, and ethical and professional issues will be covered. Seminars will include didactic teaching, class discussions, clinical case studies, selected articles, and where possible, video footage.

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NUS Module Review: PL3244 Adolescent Psychology

Adolescence is a period of many transitions. This module will explore some of these transitions, ranging from the physical changes related to puberty to the psychological processes of identity formation to the social challenges of negotiating new patterns of relationships with family and peers.

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NUS Module Review: PL3242 Health Psychology

This module explores the role of psychological factors in physical health. Topics covered may include the relationship of mind and body, the role of human behaviour in health, stress and coping as they relate to health, the nature of illness, patient-practitioner relations, chronic illness and disability, death and dying, and the relationship of psychology to such important health problems as AIDS, cancer, heart disease and pain.

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NUS Module Review: PL3236 Abnormal Psychology

What it’s about: Essentially the study of mental health problems through the lens of theoretical frameworks such as the biopsychosocial model and the 4Ds (deviance, dysfunction/disability, distress and danger) of abnormality. You will also learn about the different types of treatment of various mental disorders. This is a core module (read: compulsory for all psych majors) that is extremely content-heavy.

Dr Lohsnah is a practitioner psychologist and her wealth of experience was evident through the numerous personal case studies that she presented to us during lecture. She was also succinct and organised in her delivery of lectures. The kahoot quizzes at the end of the lecture helped to reinforce the main concepts that were covered during lecture. 

Assignment workload: No assignments for this mod.

Thoughts about the tutor: Avijit is a pretty chill tutor and can be quite funny at times too. He is also pretty helpful. In fact, tutorials as a whole for this mod is quite lax ( probably to make up for the ginormous content for exams). You do not have to prepare for tutorials unless it’s your group’s turn to present. Just turn up for tutorials and participate in the group’s Q&A segment and you are good.

Project workload & question/theme: There is only one group presentation throughout the sem. From the 2nd tutorial onwards, 2 groups (2-3 members per group) will have to present and lead the class in a discussion of a case study involving a client that presents with a mental disorder(s). Each group is given 20 mins for presentation, 10 mins for class facilitation and 5 mins for Q&A. Try your best to adhere to the time given as there will be a penalty if you exceed the time limit.

The group presentation does not require a lot of preparation since you only have to read a case study (of around 10-ish pages) and sort the information out based on guidelines given. Some groups weaved the class facilitation into their presentation (e.g. present 1st part then ask class to discuss among themselves then continue 2nd part) while some groups (like mine) choose to present 1st before leading the class for discussion. 

Since most groups will do well for the presentation segment, the biggest distinguishing factor that will be the class facilitation. Try to be as creative as possible and ask thought-provoking questions. There was a very high ceiling effect for the group presentation with many groups scoring 50+/60 (the median was 52/60). Also, if possible try to present in tutorial 2 (the tutorial before recess week) so that you can clear up more time to prepare for other modules’ projects in the next half of the sem.

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NUS Module Review: PL3235 Social Psychology

One of five psychology core modules. Covers topics such as social perception, the Self, conformity, group processes, prosocial behavior, attraction, and others.

(I have a social psychology joke, but it doesn’t work when I repeat it.)

The module that taught me that sometimes, the lecturer matters almost as much as the lecture content.

Dr P insists on going over the topics of the previous week every week, which meant that half her lecture time was devoted to repeating old content, which would not have been a problem if the new content was frequently rushed. (Narrator’s voice: The new content ended up being rushed, to little surprise.) It got to the point where content was truncated from the final week’s lecture. She apparently insists on doing this for every module below the 4000-level that she takes, so word of warning, I guess.

Another tip: never take a module if the lecturer was forced to offer out of obligation, unless you absolutely have to.

My recommendation, from what I have heard from others, is that Dr Jia Lile is a good lecturer for Social Psychology.

Tutorials: Tutorials were held as two-hour sessions once every two weeks. Each tutorial serves as discussion sessions on topics related to the current week’s lecture content.

Exams: Dr P likes her exams to include MCQs, Short Answer Questions, and Fill-in-the-blank Questions. Yes, fill-in-the-blank. In a university. Where the questions weren’t even drafted to be clear and unambiguous. You can imagine that I was not very happy.

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NUS Module Review: PL3233 Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology can be broadly categorised into 3 categories: information processing system (perception, attention and memory), representation and organisation of knowledge (imagery and semantic categorisation and organisation) and complex cognitive skills (language, problem-solving and decision making).

Prof Hon comes across as chill and can be quite humorous at times. He has a very pleasant voice and is clear and concised in his explanations which I appreciate especially since some of the concepts can get quite technical. He emphasizes the “big picture” areas of a particular topic to give you a broad understanding and he often ends his lectures 15 mins earlier (lol). His slides are quite sparse (some of his slides just consist of a single diagram) so you have to pay attention and fill in the details accordingly. He is also open to questions from students and replies quite quickly to emails.

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NUS Module Review: PL2131 Research and Statistical Methods I

Personally, I felt that the first half of the module was basically a rehash of GER1000 with some additional content. After recess week, the module focused heavily on statistics and statistical tests. Topics covered include experimental & non-experimental research methods and design, research ethics & APA, SPSS, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (hypothesis testing, t-tests, etc.), and nonparametric statistics.

Lectures were recorded for this semester, and there were pre-recorded videos by the prof as well. The former mainly served as a recap and Q&A session for the module. Tutorials were conducted by graduate students, and unlike PL1101E, there were worksheets to attempt prior to attending the tutorials. During the tutorial sessions, the tutor would then go through the questions in the worksheet. My tutor was really great at engaging the class, and he often shared his personal experiences to help us understand how the stuff taught in the module could be used in practice.

The module had biweekly timed quizzes, each of them testing on content delivered in the past two weeks. There was also a worksheet with 100 marks’ worth of SAQs, testing on the component of the module before recess week, as well as a research paper. Both the worksheet and research paper were released since week 1 of the module, so you could start on them early on if you wanted to. Unlike most other PL modules, textbook readings wasn’t compulsory for PL2131 (at least for this semester), and watching the pre-recorded videos would be sufficient in securing an A grade in the module. There were no midterms and finals for this semester.

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