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Unit description

Introduces four core areas of psychological science: Social Psychology; Motivation and Emotion; Consciousness; and Personality. The unit has a focus on the role of the social milieu in the determination of behaviour, and complements Introduction to Psychology I, which is focussed on the regulation of individual behaviour.

Unit content

  • Social Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Consciousness
  • Personality

Learning outcomes

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:
1develop and communicate a written plan to critically address a topic in a core area of psychology
2develop skills to write effectively in a scientific style appropriate for psychology
3apply critical judgement, reasoning and evidence to the understanding of a core topic covered in the unit
4demonstrate an understanding of the major themes and perspectives of psychology.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop and communicate a written plan to critically address a topic in a core area of psychology
  2. develop skills to write effectively in a scientific style appropriate for psychology
  3. apply critical judgement, reasoning and evidence to the understanding of a core topic covered in the unit
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the major themes and perspectives of psychology.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Exam: take home30%
A plan and outline for an essay20%
Online quiz10%

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Exam: take home30%
A plan and outline for an essay20%
Online quiz10%

Teaching method
Lecture online 2 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Exam: take home30%
A plan and outline for an essay20%
Online quiz10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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