Introduction to Psychology I
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- 29 Nov 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion you will be able to
- Demonstrate research and study skills (developed through planning research assignments, achieving study goals, and meeting deadlines).
- Apply communication, interpersonal and team skills in written assignments and by working with fellow students on group tasks and discussions on assignment tasks.
- Apply information technology skills through practical assignments and using the web-based elements of the unit.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills through discussion of competing theories of psychological phenomena .
- Display an appreciation of Ethical Issues from class discussions and participating in research.
- Demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of key concepts in pschology.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
NCCW (pre-2020) PSY104, PSYC104, PSYU1104 NCCW (2020 and onwards); PSYX1104, PSYU1104, PSYU1101
- Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
Please note: This subject has reached capacity for Session 1 2021.
This unit introduces students to the discipline of psychology through a focus on the physiological bases of behaviour; learning; motivation; the nature of personality and psychopathology; and cross-cultural and Indigenous psychology. The unit conveys information about substantive material, and assumptions of theory associated with the science and profession of psychology through lecture and tutorial/practical classes. A further important aim of the unit is to develop students' competency in critical thinking and essay writing in psychology.
- Aboriginal cultural stafey training (0%)
- Psychology essay (30%)
- Research participation (10%)
- Final examination (45%)
- Online quizzes (15%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 14 Jan 22
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