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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Online
Term2,5
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Unit description

Explores the ways that our contexts interact with our minds to give rise to our experiences. In this unit you will learn why we have emotions, how beliefs emerge, how thinking happens, what motivates us, and how creative discoveries occur. You will also learn how our world shapes our choices, how groups influence behaviour, and how our experiences shape our knowledge and decisions. The unit will conclude by discussing the question: What is the self? 

Unit content

  1. Knowledge and beliefs
  2. Motivation and emotion
  3. Thinking and creativity
  4. The power of the situation
  5. Groups, culture, and social identities
  6. The self and 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:
1describe key psychological concepts in contemporary terms appropriate to a range of socially and culturally diverse people
2identify links between psychological theory, research, and personal experience and express those orally and in writing using appropriate conventions
3recognise areas of debate in psychology and propose basic strategies for evaluating the relative strength of arguments
4provide evidence-based arguments for how our context shapes our minds, and how our minds shape our context

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

  1. describe key psychological concepts in contemporary terms appropriate to a range of socially and culturally diverse people
  2. identify links between psychological theory, research, and personal experience and express those orally and in writing using appropriate conventions
  3. recognise areas of debate in psychology and propose basic strategies for evaluating the relative strength of arguments
  4. provide evidence-based arguments for how our context shapes our minds, and how our minds shape our context

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Presentation20%
Debate: Group 10% / Individual 30%40%
Project report40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Presentation20%
Debate: Group 10% / Individual 30%40%
Project report40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Presentation20%
Debate: Group 10% / Individual 30%40%
Project report40%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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