Introduces key topics in psychology using a combination of historical psychological experiments and the latest research techniques. The unit focuses on how the brain receives and processes information and supports students to develop their thinking on questions such as: Is what we perceive ‘real’? How do we learn? What makes us conscious? What happens when we sleep? How do psychedelic drugs affect us?
- The brain
- Drugs and 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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||develop ideas on material presented in class through self-managed enquiry|
|2||construct a clear academic argument referencing psychological literature|
|3||identify key figures, experiments, and models of behaviour from the history of the discipline|
|4||describe the links between psychological research methods and knowledge|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- develop ideas on material presented in class through self-managed enquiry
- construct a clear academic argument referencing psychological literature
- identify key figures, experiments, and models of behaviour from the history of the discipline
- describe the links between psychological research methods and knowledge
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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