Transitioning into DE200
Transitioning into DE200
For students about to start DE200 in October.
All lectures will be held in Space 12.
This weekend is designed for students moving into the core second-level module DE200. Given that most people will have had at least a year between DE100 and DE200, this course provides a reminder of DE100 and a primer for DE200, as it examines how the material you have previously covered is valuable in the context of DE200. The content will also help prepare you for the new methods and theories that you will encounter in DE200 and will be equally relevant to students going via DD210, E219 or D241.
There will be eight lectures, some focused on specific topics and some with a broader focus. We can’t cover every nook and cranny of DE200, but we aim to give you an understanding of the structure and the broad theoretical approaches you will encounter.
The weekend should also be fun (note ‘fun’ is a subjective term and this statement in no way provides grounds for a refund if you decide it wasn’t :)).
What does the weekend offer?
This weekend offers a full programme of eight talks, running from Saturday morning (9.00am) to teatime on Sunday (5.30pm).
Attendees arrive on Friday afternoon/evening, with dinner served 6pm, all meals are served on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch are served on Sunday.
As well as providing an introduction to, and overview of the course, it will be an ideal opportunity to meet with other students who are about to start DE200 at the same time as you, and also to talk to some of those involved in producing and teaching the course, who will be tutoring on the weekend. The weekend is being held in parallel with other events for psychology courses so there is likely also to be the chance to meet and talk with students who have already studied DE300 and get some first-hand opinions and tips from them.
The weekend is not all hard work ! Although social-distancing has severely restricted our usual programme of social events, there will be ample opportunity to relax and socialise with other students in the evenings should you choose to.
Is this weekend COVID-Secure ?
In short, yes ! For details of the relevant arrangements please see our COVID-Secure FAQ
What to expect
The lectures are conducted in management conference seminar rooms within the University campus, and you will have been provided with a timetable of talks and lecture notes before you arrive.
You can choose how you spend your time. If you book the residential package then you will have a very comfortable ensuite room in management conference facilities complete with bedding, towels, a hairdryer, coffee-making facilities and desk. Wifi is also included.
The full cost is inclusive of all meals, including Friday night and Saturday night dinner. There are no extra costs involved (except for drinks at the bar!). As well as your room and all meals this includes refreshments at break times, extensive handouts which are only available to attendees, revision of key course material, advice on revision techniques and assessment, welcome drink on Friday night. Non-residential places are available for a reduction, and the same breakfast, lunch, dinner and all tea/coffee/snack breaks during the day are still included.
The welcome briefing is a great opportunity to meet the tutors and other students over a free glass of wine or soft drink. Our OUPS committee member will also introduce themselves so you'll know who to contact if you have any questions. You can enjoy your meals with a group of students in the comfortable dining room. The food is fresh, healthy catering, and there is something to entice everyone.
Unfortunately because of the COVID situation we are not able to hold our book stall, which is usually a social centre in itself ! However we hope that you will be able to enjoy the facilities, including the outdoor areas, to meet as many others as you would like to.
Finally, whilst most students leave exhausted from the learning and socialising, they comment that it is such a worthwhile weekend, and we see many of them each year as they progress their studies!
The weekend takes place at Radcliffe Conference and Training Centre, University of Warwick. Both accommodation and lectures are located in the same building unless you have been informed otherwise.
Warwick is an award winning conference venue with excellent facilities. Access to the sports facilities, including the swimming pool, are included in the price. The university's central location with excellent transport links makes it easily accessible from all over the UK and Europe. There is ample free car parking.
Click here for information on accessibility, parking and other related facilities.
Please note that this is a paperless event.
To be more environmentally friendly and to help manage our prices we will make electronic copies of any relevant handouts available to all registered attendees, either in advance so that those who need printed versions have plenty of time to organise these, or shortly after the event if the tutor has decided that this is more appropriate for their lecture. These are for attendees' personal use and may not be shared.
We'd like to thank our tutors for working to ensure that their presentations do not contain material to which they do not have copyright and for making them available in this way. And in advance, we'd like to thank all of you who support us in actively contributing toward a paperless environment and saving a few trees along the way !
- Frequently Asked Questions (Scarman/Radcliffe)
- Keeping You Safe (Warwick COVID advice July 2021)
- Joining Instructions Sept 2021
Please note that a fee will be applied if you download materials and subsequently cancel your booking (see our Terms & Conditions).
- DE200 September 2021 Weekend Provisional Timetable
- Lecture 1: ‘We see things not as they are, but as we are.’
- Lecture 2: ‘Language and the brain’
- Lecture 3: Quantitative methods
- Lecture 4: Qualitative methods
- Lecture 5: 'Changing behaviour' and 'Determined to love'
- Lecture 6: What’s it all for?
- Lecture 7: ‘Exposing the authoritarian personality, and 'Just following orders’
- Lecture 8: 'Can I watch the TV and do my TMA at the same time?'
- Guardian article
Lecture 1: ‘We see things not as they are, but as we are.’
Lecture 2: ‘Language and the brain’
Lecture 3: Quantitative methods.
Lecture 4: Qualitative methods.
Lecture 5: ‘Determined to love’ and ‘Changing behaviour’
Lecture 6: What’s it all for?
Lecture 7: ‘Exposing the authoritarian personality, and 'Just following orders’
Lecture 8: 'Can I watch the TV and do my TMA at the same time?'
|Revision Weekend ends 3.30pm|
We have an excellent team of two experienced and motivated tutors on this course, who can offer a wealth of specialised knowledge and advice.
Professor Frederick Toates is Emeritus Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University, where he has over 41 years experience of teaching and tutoring. An author on DE100 as well as many OU other courses, including SDK100, DE200 and SDK228, his book Biological Psychology (3rd edition, Pearson Education, Harlow) forms a popular and recommended text in a number of universities throughout the world. He has also had a book on B.F. Skinner published. Fred has taught undergraduate classes not only in the UK but also in the Netherlands, Moldova, Romania, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the USA. Many of you will know Professor Toates from his involvement in the student forums, where he often provides very helpful and timely explanations in response to students' queries.
Professor Graham Edgar has been a tutor with the OU for many years, and is both a current DE200 tutor and a regular contributor to OUPS weekends. He was an author of the Perception & Attention chapter in DSE212 and is co-author of the Chapter ‘Paying attention’ in DE100. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Gloucestershire, where he works in the general area of cognitive psychology, with particular interests in the areas of perception and situation awareness (SA). Current research includes studies of driver behaviour, decision-making in firefighters, and the development of techniques for measuring SA - including measuring brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG). Graham has spent a substantial amount of time applying psychology in the ‘real world.’
Travel and directions
For campus maps go to Warwick Campus Maps.
Please note that due to roadworks Gibbet Hill is going to be closed at the junction week commencing 16th August until 12th September. The diversion route suggested is to travel down Kenilworth Road and join the A45 back towards campus via Sir Henry Parks Road/Charter Avenue. More information can be found here.