Introduction to Psychology for Law Students
15 ECTS credits
Decision making is an important part of daily life at work and at home. We often make decisions and judgements that we are satisfied with. At the same time we are influenced by factors that we are not always aware of which might lead to systematic errors and result in decisions and assessments that are not optimal for either the individual or society at large. Knowledge of this is of special importance in the judicial system. Students acquire an overview of the basic theories, methods, and application areas of psychological theories with a special focus on assessing and decision making. References to judicial contexts are made throughout the course, which also treats the importance of personality, mental functions, stress, memory, cognition, emotions, environment, experience/expertise, social influence, justice and conflict of interest.
Progressive specialisation: G1N (has only upper‐secondary level entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: Admission to the Jurisprudence programme (JGRVP)
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
Course code: PSGR01
This course is included in the following programme
- Study Programme in Jurisprudence (studied during year 2)
The course is not included in the course offerings for the next period.