Ritically discuss how the discipline of Psychology has contributed to our understanding of empathy.

Assignment submission notes
Essay (70% of final grade)
Throughout the module you will be introduced to the development of psychology as a discipline, including the emergence of core areas in developmental, biological, cognitive, social and individual differences psychology. Drawing on theory and evidence from across the module, you are required to answer the following question:

Critically discuss how the discipline of Psychology has contributed to our understanding of empathy

Your final essay must be submitted to Blackboard by 3.00pm Monday 23rd March. Your final submission should include your essay (2,500 words) and a self-assessment reflection (500 words). See Appendix 2 for the reflection sheet which you should paste at the beginning of your essay. NB your reflection sheet will not be graded but MUST be included with your essay submission.

You must adhere to the above word limits. Anyone exceeding this limit by 10% or more will be penalised as outlined in the student handbook such that deviations of more than 10% over the word limit will incur a penalty of one grade point (e.g. B to B-) and deviations of 25% or more will be marked down by one full grade band (e.g. B+ to C+). The consequence of this is that a pass mark could drop to a fail mark.

Please provide an accurate word count on the front of your work.

Please use Arial 12pt on A4 paper and double space your work. Remember to number your pages and to use APA format and referencing style.

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