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  • PsychologyGraduateAttributesKeelesdistinctiveeducationalprogrammesandlearningenvironmentpreparegraduatesfortheirfutures.Forsomepsychologystudetnsthismightbeafutureinvolvingfurtherstudyandacareerinpsychology.However,psychologyisafarreachingdisciplineandgraduatescangoontoawidevarietyofcareers.Aspartofyourundergraduatedegreeyouwilldeveloptengraduateattributes;theseareskillswhichwillbeofvalueinyourlifeandcareer,whetherornotthisisinthefieldofpsychology.Itisusefulforyoutoconsidertheseattributesasyouprogressthroughthecourse,andbeingabletotalkaboutthemtopotentialfutureemployerswillhelpmakeyoudistinctive!OnthispageweemphasizesomeofthedirectlinksbetweenKeele'sGraduateAttributesandthespecificcharacteristicsofKeelePsychologystudents.FormoreinformationabouttheDistinctiveKeeleCurriculumandKeele'sGraduateAttributespleaselookattheUniversity'swebpagesat:http://www.keele.ac.uk/distinctive/KeeleGraduateAttribute1Anopenandquestioningapproachtoideas,demonstratingcuriosity,independenceofthoughtandtheabilitytoappreciatearangeofperspectivesonthenaturalandsocialworldsPsychologystudents: encounterawiderangeofideasastheyexploredifferentapproachestothestudyofthehuman

    mindandbehaviour assessthemeritofcontrastingtheoriesandopinionsmakingcriticalinterpretationsofdataand

    text areexplicitlytaughttopose,operationaliseandcritiquepsychologicalresearchquestions havetheopportunitytobecomeinvolvedwithresearchprojectswithintheschool

    KeeleGraduateAttribute2AnappreciationofthedevelopmentandvaluesofPsychology,awarenessofitscontextandlinkswithotherdisciplines,andawarenessoftheprovisionalanddynamicnatureofknowledgePsychologystudents: learnexplicitlyaboutthehistory,developmentandapplicationsofPsychology arerewardedforrecognising,makingsenseanddevelopingacriticalperspectiveofthe

    developmentofthedisciplineanditsrelationshiptootherdisciplines. areencouragedtocritiquetheuncertainty,ambiguityandlimitsofpsychologicalknowledge developasufficientlevelofconceptualunderstandingtoenablethedevelopmentofarguments

    andanalysisthatcommentonadvancedscholarshipattheforefrontofsomeareasofpsychology

    duringtheirthirdyearcarryouttheirownindependentresearch,baseduponexistingknowledge,butansweringaresearchquestionclosetotheforefrontofthediscipline.

  • KeeleGraduateAttribute3Informationliteracyskills:theabilitytolocate,evaluateandsynthesislargeamountsoffrequentlyconflictinginformation,ideasanddataPsychologystudents: learnexplicitlyhowtosearchforandlocaterelevantprimaryandsecondarysources arerewardedforabstractinginformationfromavarietyofprimaryandsecondarysourcesand

    synthesisingthisinformationintoacoherentunderstanding comprehendandusedataeffectivelybyinterpretingcomplexsetsofnumerical,statisticaland

    qualitativedata

    KeeleGraduateAttribute4Theabilitycreativelytosolveproblemsusingarangeofdifferentapproachesandtechniques,andtodeterminewhichtechniquesareappropriatefortheissueathandPsychologystudents: arespecificallytaughtskillsinarangeofresearchmethods carry out group and independent project work; developing their own research questions,

    identifyinganddevelopingsuitableresearchdesign,collecting,analyzingandpresentingdata are rewarded for solving problems by clarifying questions, considering alternatives and

    evaluatingoutcomesKeeleGraduateAttribute5An appreciationof the social, environmental and global implicationsof your studies andotheractivities,includingrecognitionofanyethicalimplicationsPsychologystudents: studyhumanbehaviorwithawarenessofdiversity aretaughtaboutthevariabilityanddiversityofpsychologicalfunctioning areexplicitlytrainedtorecognizeethicalissues,andarerequiredtodemonstrateknowledgeof

    ethicalrequirementswhenconductingresearchKeeleGraduateAttribute6The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and verbal forms for differentpurposesandtoavarietyofaudiencesPsychologystudents: learntoeffectivelycommunicate ideasandresearchfindingsbywritten,oralandvisualmeans

    toavarietyofaudiences worktoaclearlyarticulatedacademicstandardthatencouragesrigoranddiscipline

  • KeeleGraduateAttribute7Theknowledge,skills,selfconfidenceandselfawarenessactivelytopursueyourfuturegoalsPsychologystudents: areofferedchallengeswithinasupportiveenvironment,andgainconfidenceinmeetingthem areencouragedtoreflectontheirstrengthsandweaknessesandidentifyappropriatecoursesof

    action,inordertofulfillongtermambitions. intheirthirdyearhavetheopportunitytodeveloprealexpertise intheirchosenoptionandto

    carryouttheirownpieceofhighqualityresearch areprovidedwithtoolsandtrainingtorecordtheirprogressandachievementsKeeleGraduateAttribute8TheabilityandmotivationtoparticipateresponsiblyandcollaborativelyasanactivecitizeninthecommunitiesinwhichyouliveandworkPsychologystudents: learn toworkeffectivelywithinagroup setting toachieveanendgoal throughpooledeffort

    whichinvolvesrecognizingandusingappropriatematerialfromothers haveveryclearcareeropportunitieslinkedtothewellbeingofthecommunity

    KeeleGraduateAttribute9Aprofessionalandreflectiveapproach,includingqualitiesofleadership,responsibility,personalintegrity,empathy,careandrespectforothers,accountabilityandselfregulation

    Psychologystudents: undertakeselfdirectedstudyandprojectmanagement havetheopportunitytodevelopleadershipskillsthroughgroupwork areencouragedtotakeresponsibilityfortheirownlearningbyreflectingontheirstrengthsand

    weaknesses aretaughtbystaffwhovalueandexemplifythesecharacteristics

    KeeleGraduateAttribute10TheflexibilitytothriveinrapidlychanginganduncertainexternalenvironmentsandtoupdateskillsandknowledgeascircumstancesrequirePsychologystudents: learnexplicitlyabouttheprovisionalanddynamicnatureofknowledge gainconfidencebothintheirexpertiseandintheirownflexibilitybytacklingdifficultchallenges withintheirwork

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