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, and complements BHS11002: Introduction to Psychology II, which is focussed on the social milieu.
Biological bases of behaviour
The nature of consciousness
Stress, coping and health
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||effectively communicate the outcome of a simple data collection task||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||identify and describe relevant scholarly work relating to a specific psychological phenomenon||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Bernstein et al., 2013, Psychology: an international discipline in context (Australian and NZ edition), Cengage Learning, South Melbourne. ISBN: 978-0170218412.
- O'Shea, RP & McKenzie, 2013, Writing for psychology, 6th edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne. ISBN: 978-01702114681.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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