|Coffs Harbour||Session 1||Session 1|
|Gold Coast||Session 1||Session 1|
|Online||Session 1||Session 1|
Introduces four central areas of psychological interest: biological bases of behaviour; the nature of consciousness; learning; and stress, coping and health. The unit focuses on the influence of biological processes and experience in the regulation of individual behaviour. This unit lays the foundation for Introduction to Psychology II, which is focussed on the social milieu.
The nature of consciousness:
- Levels and states of consciousness
- Sleeping and dreaming
- Psychoactive drugs
Biological bases of behaviour:
- Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
- Core structure and function of the central nervous system
Stress, coping and health:
- Understanding stress and stress responses
- Health psychology
- The promotion of healthy behaviour
- The role of learning in behaviour
- Reward and punishment
- Modification of behaviour
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||express an understanding of material presented through self-managed reading, active listening, note-taking and enquiry||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||engage with previously published literature and communicate analysis through critical writing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||identify key figures, experiments and models of behaviour from the history of the discipline.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Bernstein, DA, Pooley, JA, Cohen, L, Gouldthorp, B, Provost, SC & Cranney, J, 2018, Psychology: Australian and New Zealand edition , 2nd edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780170386302.
Teaching and assessment
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