IDG1200 - Basic Psychology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and written examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 60/100 3 hours E
Assignment 40/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

The course will give an introduction to psychology as discipline and science, that is its problem domains, theories and research results. The course will discuss findings from psychological theory and science in light of design challenges and choices.

The course will submit some of the most important contributions that psychology has given in understanding humans and others organisms, and the consequences this has for understanding and explaining thoughts and behaviour

  • The Brain and the central nervous system
  • Perception
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Intelligence and personality
  • The social animal

Learning outcome


  • Will know about basic themes and discussions in the field of psychology, with a focus on their consequences for thoughts and understanding of behaviours.
  • Will know about central terminology used in psychology to describe phenomena, and how these have changed over history
  • Will have basic knowledge and understanding for how psychological knowledge may be applied, and how it may affect individuals, groups and society


  • Will be able to explain different psychological approaches and their consequences.
  • Will be able to discuss design issues and choices in light of psychological theory and knowledge.

General competance:

  • Have developed professional curiosity and respect for scientific values.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Lab work with exercises.

Further on evaluation

Electronic written exam (60%) and Individual essay (40%).

In case of non-passing, the course must be reconsidered on the next course of the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Interaction Design (BIXD)
Web Design (ÅRWEB)

Course materials

will be stated at the start of the semester

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement: Assignment and written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 40/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 60/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 60/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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