Introduces three core areas of psychological science: Social Psychology; Motivation and Emotion; and Personality, focusing on the role played by the social milieu in the determination of behaviour, and complements Introduction to Psychology I, which is focussed on the regulation of individual behaviour. A further module is dedicated to assisting students develop skills in writing, critical analysis and scholarship for psychology.
- Social Psychology
- Motivation and Emotion
- Writing and Scholarship for Psychology
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||develop and communicate a written plan to critically address a topic in a core area of psychology||Communication and social skills|
|2||develop skills to write effectively in a scientific style appropriate for psychology||Communication and social skills|
|3||apply critical judgement, reasoning and evidence to the understanding of a core topic covered in the unit||Intellectual rigour|
|4||demonstrate an understanding of the major themes and perspectives of psychology.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Bernstein et al., 2018, Psychology (Australian and New Zealand edition), 2nd edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne. ISBN: 978-0170386302.
- O'Shea, RP & McKenzie, W, 2013, Writing for psychology, 6th edn, Cengage Learning, South Melbourne. ISBN: 978-01702114681.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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