Contact Person at General Office: Ms. Joey Lau ( Tel: 3917 5867, E-mail: email@example.com )
For students admitted in or after 2012-2013 (4-year curriculum)
Psychology (Major/Minor) – For students admitted in 2012/2013
Psychology (Major/Minor) – For students admitted in or after 2013/2014
Cognitive Science (Major/Minor)
Neuroscience (Major/Minor) – For students admitted in or after 2016/2017
Human Resource Management Minor – FSS
Regulations & Syllabuses for Majors/Minors | 2012-13 | 2013-14 | 2014-15 | 2015-16 | 2016-17 | 2017-18 |
For course description of each course, please click here for details.
For the list of textbooks, please click here for details.
Note: PSYC1001 & PSYC1004 are compulsory for psychology major. PSYC1004 is offered to either year one or year two students of 4-year curriculum. However, places are limited for year two students of 4-year curriculum.
PSYC1001A Introduction to psychology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC1004A Introduction to quantitative methods in psychology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC1001B Introduction to psychology (Course outline 2016/17)
PSYC1004B Introduction to quantitative methods in psychology (Course outline 2016/17)
All Advanced Courses
In addition to class sessions, each course may include a practical element on which candidates may expect to spend about two hours per week. The final grading for each course will be determined by performance in the examination and by assessment of coursework in a ratio of 40% coursework, 60% examination, unless otherwise specified.
PSYC2007 Cognitive psychology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC2009 Life-span developmental psychology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC2020 Fundamentals of social psychology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC2060 Research and quantitative methods in psychology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC2062 Introduction to psychopathology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC2066 Foundations of cognitive science ( Textbook for PSYC2066 ) (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC2072 Research internship in psychology I (6 credits) (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC2074 Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy ( Textbook for PSYC2074 ) (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC2101 Foundations of neuroscience ( Textbook for PSYC2101 ) (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC3052A Advanced social psychology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC3052B Advanced social psychology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC3064 Advanced developmental psychology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC3068 Advanced cognitive psychology (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC2005 Introduction to counseling and therapeutic psychology (Course outline 2016/17)
PSYC2009 Life-span developmental psychology (Course outline 2016/17)
PSYC2019 Psychology of personality (Course outline 2016/17)
PSYC2020 Fundamentals of social psychology (Course outline 2016/17)
PSYC2022 Biological psychology (Course outline 2016/17)
PSYC2035 Introduction to educational psychology (Course outline 2016/17)
PSYC2051 Perception (Course outline 2016/17)
PSYC2060 Research and quantitative methods in psychology (Course outline 2016/17)
PSYC2067 Seminars in cognitive science
PSYC2073 Research internship in psychology II (6 credits) (Course outline 2017/18)
PSYC3052C Advanced social psychology (Course outline 2016/17)
PSYC3052D Advanced social psychology
PSYC3054 Human neuropsychology
PSYC4068 Research project in cognitive science ( for Cognitive Sciences major ) (Course outline 2015/16)
Careers in Psychology Forum and Advisor-Advisee Meeting
Welcome to the Psychology Major!
We look forward to sharing with you what we know about Psychology and why we love this field. Now that you have declared your major in Psychology, it would be great to look ahead. We will hold a forum about careers in psychology (and a tea reception) to welcome you into our Major, details as follows:
Date: October 24, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., followed by a tea reception
Venue: Function Room, 11/F, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus.
To provide a first-call of personal support for you as you explore and learn more about Psychology, we have also assigned an academic advisor to you. Attached please find the advisor-advisee list (file 1) for your information.
Please come and meet your advisor at the tea reception after the career forum.
Your advisor will also hold weekly consultation hour to meet with you about course selection, career planning, and other academic matters. The attached consultation hours (file 2) is enclosed for your reference.
Registration is open from now till 24/10/2017 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register via https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=52699
See you on October 24 at 4:30 p.m!
Department of Psychology
PowerPoint of the seminar
- Membership of HKPS (Presentation slides)
Dr. Janet Hsiao, Programme Coordinator, Department of Psychology
- Job Placement of Psychology Majors
Dr. Eugenie Leung, Dean of Student Affairs, CEDARS
- Admission and Career of MSocSc(EP) Programme (Presentation slides)
Dr. Kathy Shum, Admissions Coordinator, Department of Psychology
- Admission and Career of MSocSc(CP) Programme (Presentation slides)
Dr. Christian Chan, Associate Programme Director, Department of Psychology
- Other Professional Careers in Psychology (Presentation slides)
Dr. Ephraem Tsui, Former President of the HK Psychological Society
Online tutorial selection will start during the add-drop period. The exact date will be announced via individual course moodle. Students can do the tutorial selection by visiting the individual course moodle. Tutorial selection is based on first comes first served principle. Students who enrol in a course late in the add-drop period may find some of the tutorials are full.
You can check the tutorial schedule of a psychology course by visiting: http://web.hku.hk/~yltsec
This course comprises an independent research study in an area of cognitive science of the candidates’ choice, subject to availability of supervision. Students will read within an area of study, to be agreed with their instructor, and write an extended essay or research proposal.
Assessment: 100% coursework.
• Have students engage in individual exploration and learning within an area of Cognitive Science
• Require students to meet regularly and frequently with an instructor to discuss readings
• Students will write an extended report, such as a long essay or a research proposal
• Ability to read and explore within an area of Cognitive Science
• Ability to write an extended piece of work that addresses an issue in Cognitive Science in some depth
The course will involve individual instruction of the student by an instructor. Student and instructor will have weekly meetings to discuss readings.
Recommended Reading List
Readings will be determined by the instructor.
The Research Report
The research study can be from any area of cognitive science including linguistics, philosophy, computer science, as well as Psychology. The Program Director of Cognitive Science Major should sign off on whether the supervisor and topic are appropriate.
You may approach teaching staff in Linguistics, Philosophy, Computer Science and Psychology Department (in the area of cognitive psychology) for research supervision. You have to submit a Working Title Confirmation form [Form] within the first week of 2nd semester.
Data Collection and Research Ethics Application
A supervisor might suggest student to collect some data. If you are required to do so and your research area is in Psychology, you should submit a research ethics application to the Program Director of Cognitive Science Major before 15th February. Late submission will be penalized. Failure to submit an ethics application will lead to a failure in the course. Please see details of ethics application in Psychology web-page (http://www.psychology.hku.hk/~main/?page_id=1814).
Submission of Research Report
1. The research report should be submitted to the General Office of Psychology Department.
2. The deadline of submission is the last day of teaching in 2nd semester.
3. All borrowed theses, project writing must be returned to the General Office of Psychology on the same day.
4. One hard copy and a softcopy (see guideline below) of your project should be submitted to the General Office of Psychology by the deadline. Hard copy and softcopy of project will not be returned to students.
5. No specific format is required for binding a project.
6. The penalty for late submission is one mark for one day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
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For Exchange-in Students
- For matters related to the enrolment of psychology courses, please refer to the file “Course List for Exchange/Visiting Students” for details.
- Frequently Asked Questions of Exchange-in Students (from the Faculty of Social Sciences)
For Exchange-out Students
Bachelor of Social Sciences students are required to participate in an Outgoing Exchange Studies as to meet the fulfillment of the Global Citizenship. If you want to have a preliminary assessment on credit transfer of the courses that you wish to enroll at the host institution, please send the application to the Department of Psychology via firstname.lastname@example.org as instructed below.
- Please provide the following basic Information in the email:
- Student Name
- University No
- Degree and Year
- Major and/or Minor
- Semester on exchange
- Host University
- PSYC courses taken in HKU
- Please send the following course information*note as detailed as possible in PDF format, ONE file for ONE course:
- Course Code (if applicable)
- Course title
- Number of contact hours
- Number of credits
- Course objectives and learning outcomes
- Topics covered in each teaching week
- Assessment methods
*Note: To facilitate the preliminary assessment, the file(s) shall be named in format as: Course title_Host University (e.g. Introduction to Psychology_NewYorkUniversity)
Please note that you are required to provide the course information in English. If the course information is available in other language only, a translation of the course information to English is required. In case of insufficient information, the course may be disapproved and you are required to resubmit the required information for further assessment.
More useful details about matters related to exchange studies from the Faculty of Social Sciences:
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