*Associate of Social Sciences (Psychology)

Key Features

  • Providing students with a solid and comprehensive foundation in psychology
  • Analysing human thinking process and behavioural pattern 
  • Explaining the importance of mental health to human well-being

Programme Objectives

  • Provides relevant knowledge about psychology with a scientific analysis of mental processes and human behaviour

  • Equips students with ability to apply knowledge of psychology to daily life and interpersonal relationship

  • Prepares students for more advanced study in any area of psychology

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • demonstrate an understanding of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and research findings from different sub-fields in psychology;
  • apply psychological principles to the analysis of personal, organisational, and social issues;
  • dentify the professional ethical issues in psychology;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of English and Chinese languages and communicate effectively for further studies or work;
  • apply creative problem-solving, IT applications, and critical thinking skills for handling further studies or career pursuits;and
  • demonstrate an understanding of cross-disciplinary knowledge and possible cross-disciplinary application.

Curriculum

General Education (36 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Academic Purposes I

  • English for Academic Purposes II

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language for Communication I

  • Chinese Language for Communication II

  • Chinese Language for Communication III

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)

Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Health Psychology

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

  • Personality Psychology

  • Research Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences

  • Work Psychology

  • Life-span Development

  • Exploring Social Psychology

Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.

Articulation Prospects

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor's Degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons), Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Social Sciencec in Gender Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Career Prospects

  • Family Services

  • Social Services

  • Student Services

  • Teaching Assistant

  • Government or Non-governmental Organisations

Remarks

  • Students have an opportunity of studying for one term in Mainland China or Taiwan.

Student Achievements

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HSBC Scholars Day 2016

Teaching and Learning Support

Dr. Cheung Yim from Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, was invited to hold a talk named “Psychology and counselling: AI resistant and AI irreplaceable job” and share articulation information with students of Associate of Social Sciences (Psychology) and Higher Diploma in Psychology (Guidance and Counselling) at LIFE on 16 October 2020. The students not only learnt more about psychology and counselling, but also articulation pathways.

Dr. Cheung Yim from Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Hong Kong Shue Yan University representative shared articulation information with LIFE students.


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Scholarship

The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Continued Education Fung (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course/ The mother course (Title of Qualification) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4]).


For details, please refer to "Continued Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.

Graduate Sharing

林逸然

林逸然

  • 2021年社會科學(心理學)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港樹仁大學心理學(榮譽)社會科學學士二年級
在LIFE的兩年學習使我能夠從DSE的失利當中,重新出發並在兩年後獲取學士學位。記得當初面試的時候,LIFE的大學學習環境是我發憤圖強的原因。在這兩年的副學士課程當中,我認識到很多能夠開導我的老師,曾經有一刻學業成績低迷過,但因為修讀心理學能夠認識一班心理學的老師,他們的用心教導以及輔導讓我能夠重新出發。LIFE的小班教學使老師能夠應付每一位學生的需要,師生關係緊密。我很感激曾經幫助過我的每一位老師,現在我能夠升讀學士學位,繼續充實自己,我必須答謝在LIFE的兩年,令我能夠擁有更好的未來!
戴卓勤

戴卓勤

  • 2017年社會科學副學士(心理學)課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港中文大學政治與行政學士課程一年級
在這裏讀書,我深刻感受到學院的老師充滿教學熱誠,他們態度友善、用心教學和不厭其煩地解答學生問題。這兩年也許是我人生其中一段最快樂的時光,現在亦不時懷念在這裏認識的一班好友和好老師,懷念那些一起度過的美好回憶。