Part 1: Essay
‘Psychologists who have studied a range of different phenomena have offered valuable insights into why people sometimes have difficulty understanding the world and each other.’ Evaluate this claim (above), drawing upon examples of research from across the module to support your answer.
Word limit: 1800 words
Part 2: Report (50% of the marks for this EMA) Write a brief report relevant to the areas identified in the scenario provided below.
Word limit: 1200 words
EMA Psychologists Essay UK.
You are working as a junior researcher as part of a team of psychologists. You are approached by a student union that offers an advice service for students who are experiencing issues during their studies. The advice service currently only offers support with academic issues, but many of the
students who use the service are experiencing issues with their studies because of conflict in their personal relationships.
To address this, the student union is considering funding the development of resources to create online support for students who are experiencing relationship conflict. As students may wish to seek support at any time of the day or night, the student union would like to know if including a ‘self-help’ element to the online support, which would be available 24/7, is a viable option.
The student union have asked for your advice on two aspects of the problem and want you to: (1) discuss the main psychological issues in relationship conflict that the student support team should be aware of; (2) explain what types of online support (including self-help) could be provided for students dealing with these issues.
Student notes for part 1:
This part of the EMA is intended to assess your ability to evaluate a claim (that ‘psychologists who have studied a range of different phenomena have offered valuable insights into why people sometimes have difficulty understanding the world and each other’). You will need to give careful
consideration to what is meant by the claim and then present some carefully selected material that allows you to evidence and support your arguments.
You are explicitly asked to draw upon examples of research from at least two blocks of the module to support your answer. A particular challenge of this essay is to select appropriate examples from a potentially very broad range of relevant material, from across the module topics.