The curriculum for the BSocSci (Hons) in Psychology is designed as a four-year programme. Over the course of study, students will complete core and elective psychology courses in conjunction with a series of broadening courses in other academic disciplines.
Psychology is the study of behaviour and cognition, and is both a social science and life science. The broad-based undergraduate programme reflects this dual nature. Humans are studied in interaction with others. Students will learn to answer questions about how we perceive our world, learn, formulate goals, react to stress, and interact with others.
Psychology is highly interdisciplinary as well, drawing on neurophysiology, sociology, philosophy, and mathematics. A student with varied interests can frequently find their place in psychology.
For Students Admitted in AY2021-22 and after (pdf)
For students admitted in AY2020/2021 (pdf)
For students admitted in AY2018/2019 - AY2019/2020 (pdf)
For students admitted in AY2017/2018 (pdf)
For students admitted in AY2014/2015 - AY2016/2017 (pdf)
Level 1000 and 2000 courses provide broad overviews of major areas of psychology. They serve as the basic foundation for more advanced studies in psychology.
HP1000 Introduction to Psychology (pdf)
HP1100 Fundamentals of Social Science Research (pdf)
HP2100 Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology (pdf)
HP2200 Biological Psychology (pdf)DownloadHP2200 Biological Psychology (154 KB)
HP2300 Developmental Psychology (pdf)
HP2400 Social Psychology (pdf)DownloadHP2400 Social Psychology (172 KB)
HP2500 Personality and Individual Differences (pdf)
HP2600 Cognitive Psychology (pdf)DownloadHP2600 Cognitive Psychology (125 KB)
HP2700 Abnormal Psychology (pdf)DownloadHP2700 Abnormal Psychology (177 KB)
Level 3000 courses are lecture-tutorial courses on more specialised fields of psychology.
HP3002 Positive Psychology (pdf)DownloadHP3002 Positive Psychology (202 KB)
HP3003 The Psychology of Everyday Design (pdf)
HP3101 Applied Statistical Methods for Psychological Research (pdf)
HP3201 Evolutionary Psychology (pdf)
HP3203 Conservation Psychology (pdf)
HP3204 An Ape's Guide to Human Language (pdf)
HP3205 Animal Behavior (pdf)DownloadHP3205 Animal Behavior (176 KB)
HP3206 Environmental Psychology (pdf)
HP3302 Cognitive Development (pdf)DownloadHP3302 Cognitive Development (174 KB)
HP3303 Geropsychology (pdf)DownloadHP3303 Geropsychology (109 KB)
HP3402 Social Cognition (pdf)DownloadHP3402 Social Cognition (217 KB)
HP3502 Psychology of Emotion (pdf)DownloadHP3502 Psychology of Emotion (206 KB)
HP3601 Human Memory (pdf)DownloadHP3601 Human Memory (172 KB)
HP3603 Sensation & Perception (pdf)
HP3702 Child Psychopathology (pdf)DownloadHP3702 Child Psychopathology (188 KB)
HP3708 Biopsychosocial Criminology (pdf)
HP3802 Personnel Psychology (pdf)DownloadHP3802 Personnel Psychology (185 KB)
HP3804 Psychological Testing (pdf)DownloadHP3804 Psychological Testing (172 KB)
HP3806 Consumer Psychology (pdf)DownloadHP3806 Consumer Psychology (178 KB)
HP3901 Cultural Psychology (pdf)DownloadHP3901 Cultural Psychology (216 KB)
Level 4000 courses are divided into four types: Laboratory courses, Professional courses, Seminars and Graduation Project/FYP (for eligible students).
Laboratory courses focus on the hands-on training of research skills in psychology. All students who intend to complete a Graduation Project/FYP in Psychology are required to complete one laboratory course before starting the Graduation Project/FYP. The fulfilment of at least one laboratory course is a requirement for graduation regardless if students are eligible to do the Graduation Project/FYP.
HP4021 Laboratory in Human and Animal Neuroscience (pdf)
HP4031 Laboratory in Developmental Psychology (pdf)
HP4032 Laboratory in Geropsychology (pdf)
HP4041 Laboratory in Social Psychology (pdf)
HP4051 Laboratory in Personality and Individual Differences (pdf)
HP4061 Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology (pdf)
HP4063 Research Lab in Language in Perception and Thought (pdf)
HP4081 Laboratory in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (pdf)
Professional courses offer students knowledge about the actual work of professional psychologists in applied settings.
HP4102 Trauma Psychology, Crisis Intervention & Management (pdf)
HP4103 Forensic and Criminal Psychology (pdf)
HP4104 Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Psychology (pdf)
HP4105 Correctional Psychology (pdf)
HP4106 Mental Health in the Community (pdf)
HP4107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology in Practice (pdf)
HP4108 Psychological Therapies and Counselling (pdf)
Seminars are discussion-based courses on an advanced research area. These courses often involve both undergraduate and graduate students in in-depth discussion of the up-and-coming research in a specialized area.
HP4002 Qualitative Methods in Psychology (pdf)
HP4012 Applied Multivariate Methods for Psychological Research (pdf)
HP4201 Technology and Social Behaviour (pdf)
HP4202 Criminal Behaviour (pdf)DownloadHP4202 Criminal Behaviour (207 KB)
HP4222 The Neuroscience of Love (pdf)
HP4232 Development of Self-Regulation (pdf)
HP4233 Social Cognition in Childhood (pdf)
HP4242 Advanced Topics in Social Cognition (pdf)
HP4243 Intergroup Relations (pdf)DownloadHP4243 Intergroup Relations (225 KB)
HP4251 The Psychobiology of Creative Personalities (pdf)
HP4261 Seminar in Perceptual and Cognitive Neurosciences (pdf)
HP4262 Multisensory Integration (pdf)
HP4271 Cognitive Neuroplasticity (pdf)
HP4271 The Last Dance Psycho-Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Death, Dying and Bereavement (pdf)
HP4272 Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology (pdf)
HP4273 Introduction to Functional Neuroimaging (pdf)
HP4281 Psychology of Leadership (pdf)
The Graduation Project/FYP exposes students to the elements that are inherent in independent research work in psychology.
HP4099 Graduation Project/FYP (8AUs)
HP5003 Are you Okay Mental Health in Singapore (pdf)
The Graduation Project/FYP is undertaken during a student’s final year and over two consecutive semesters. Students who successfully pass the Graduation Project/FYP will be awarded 8 AUs. Students who are planning to go for exchange are not allowed to register for Graduation Project/FYP.
The objective of the Graduation Project/FYP is to expose students to the elements that are inherent in independent research work in psychology. With the guidance of an advisor, the student will learn to identify a research issue in an area of psychology, conduct empirical, meta-analytical (use of secondary data), or library research, and write up a research report of about 9,000 to 10,000 words.
Before beginning, the Graduation Project/FYP students should have their project approved by the relevant Ethical Committee. Please find information regarding the Psychology Programme Ethical Committee here.
The Programme's Graduation Project/FYP Coordinator is Assoc Prof Michael Gumert ([email protected])
Please refer to your respective HP4099 NTUlearn course site for details.
Please submit the softcopy of your Graduation Project/FYP to DR-NTU:
DR-NTU Submission Guidelines: https://libguides.ntu.edu.sg/c.php?g=926884&p=6695137
For enquires on DR-NTU submission, please email [email protected]
The School of Social Sciences (SSS) offers our students more choices to take Major-PEs in other fields of study other than those related to their own major programmes, that they may have the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary training within the humanities and social sciences discipline. The School has carefully selected a set of interdisciplinary Major-PEs, so as to provide students with a broad-based curriculum within the School.
This list of Interdisciplinary Major-PEs are for students who are interested and confident to take modules outside their Major of Study. If students wish to focus on taking Major-PEs from their own major programme, they can still do so.
The following modules are part of a common pool of Interdisciplinary Major-PEs that all SSS students can register for, regardless of their offering Programme with effect from Semester 2, AY2016-2017.
Modules with pre-requisites are indicated in red below.
|Offering Programme||Existing courses|
|HIST||HH1007 The Making of Civilizations|
|HH3013 Comparative History of Race Science|
|CHIN||HC3001 Modern Chinese Literature (will remain as Core for CHIN students)|
(Pre-req: B4 and above in O-Level Chinese or equivalent)
|HC3003 Southeast Asian Chinese (will remain as Core for CHIN students)|
(Pre-req: B4 and above in O-Level Chinese or equivalent)
|PSY||HP1000 Introduction to Psychology (will remain as Core for PSY students)|
|HP1100 Fundamentals of Social Science Research (will remain as Core for PSY students)|
|PPGA||HA3016 China's Foreign Policy (Pre-req: HA1004)|
|HA3010 Mass Media and Public Policy (Pre-req: HA1004)|
|ECON||HE1004 Introduction to Statistical Theory and Methods|
(will remain as Core for ECON students)
|HE9092 Economic Theory (Pre-req: HE9091)|
|SOC||HS2007 Understanding Globalization (Pre-req: HS1001)|
|HS2028 Graying society: Issues and Challenges (Pre-req: HS1001)|
|PHILO||HY1001 Introduction to Philosophy (will remain as Core for PHIL students)|
|HY3001 Existentialism: Freedom, Being, Death|
|LMS||HG1001 Fundamentals of Linguistics: Mind and Meaning|
(will remain as Core for LMS students)
|HG2020 Language in Society (will remain as Core for LMS students)|
|ELH||HL1001 Introduction to the Study of Literature|
HL1005 Singaporean Literature and Culture (Pre-req: HL1001)
Please note that:
Students are allowed to take not more than 2 courses from the common pool of Major-PEs courses as substitute of their own Major-PEs.
A waiver of the pre-requisites for SSS students will be granted to students who wish to register any of these 18 modules. They will be advised that they need to put in more effort when attempting higher level courses in the list with pre-requisite.
|Course Code||Course Title||Course Coordinator (s)|
|HP1000||Introduction to Psychology||Darren Yeo / Victoria Leong|
|HP1100||Fundamentals of Social Science Research||Tan Chin Hong / Olivia Choy|
|HP2200||Biological Psychology||Yu Junhong / Joakim Norberg|
|HP2500||Personality & Individual Differences||Paul Victor|
|HP3003||The Psychology of Everyday Design||Lin Qiu|
|HP3101||Applied Statistical Methods for Psychological Research||Ho Moon Ho Ringo|
|HP3201||Evolutionary Psychology||Michael David Gumert|
|HP3204||An Ape's Guide to Human Language||Suzy Styles|
|HP3205||Animal Behavior||Michael David Gumert|
|HP3502||Psychology of Emotion||Toh Xing Wei|
|HP3702||Child Psychopathology||Tanisha Sheena Vanen|
|HP3708||Biopsychosocial Criminology||Olivia Choy|
|HP3901||Cultural Psychology||Albert Lee|
|HP4031||Laboratory in Developmental Psychology||Setoh Pei Pei|
|HP4041||Laboratory in Social Psychology||Catherine Wan Ching|
|HP4061||Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology||Charles Or|
|HP4063||Research Lab in Language in Perception & Thought||Suzy Styles|
|HP4081||Laboratory in Industrial & Organizational Psychology||Koh Chee Wee|
|HP4102||Trauma Psychology & Crisis Management||Jansen Ang|
|HP4103||Forensic & Criminal Psychology||Majeed Khader|
|HP4107||Industrial-Organisational Psychology in Practice||Paul John Englert|
|HP4108||Psychological Therapies & Counselling||Melissa Chang|
|HP4201||Seminar in Selected Topics: Technology and Social Behaviour||Qiu Lin|
|HP4242||Advanced Topics in Social Cognition||Catherine Wan Ching|
|HP4261||Seminar in Perceptual & Cognitive Neurosciences||Charles Or|
|HP4262||Multisensory Integration||Xu Hong|
|HP4274||The Last Dance: Perspectives of Death, Dying and Bereavement||Ho Hau Yan Andy|
|HP4281||Seminar in Selected Topics: Psychology of Leadership||Paul John Englert|
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School of Social Sciences students are required to get their calculators registered at the SSS Undergraduate Office at any time during the following hours:
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Venue : SSS-01-02 (SSS Undergraduate Office counter)
However, if you have already registered your calculator previously and the seal is not broken, you do not have to register it again.
Re-registering of Calculator is required only if you are using a new calculator or the seal on your current calculator has broken.
Please remember that all calculators that are brought into the exam halls are to have the School's seal on it.
Please read carefully the Rules of Governing the Use of Calculators at Examinations.
Graphic calculators are allowed for use in the new GCE 'A' Level Curriculum from 2006. For consistency, the University will allow the use of graphic calculators with effect from S1 AY 2006-07 examinations.
Students are responsible for clearing any information and/or programs stored in the graphic calculators before the examination.