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Introduction to Psychology I

Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX1101 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PSYX1104

Gain an overview of key concepts in psychology. You’ll explore personality, motivation, learning, and more. Set a strong foundation in key study skills, including researching and essay writing, to lean on throughout your psychology degree.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
1 Dec 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
9 Dec 2024

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Introduction to Psychology I

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to

    1. Demonstrate broad knowledge of the underlying principles, theories and concepts, and skills in the core topics of introductory psychology.
    2. Demonstrate research-informed pursuit of scholarly inquiry by analysing, critiquing, and discussing theory and research in introductory psychology using scientific evidence.
    3. Communicate effectively utilising multiple modes to convey thoughtful, scientifically driven information about introductory psychology.
    4. Apply introductory psychology knowledge in a manner that is culturally appropriate and sensitive to diversity of individuals. .
    5. Demonstrate knowledge and behaviour of appropriate ethics and values in psychology.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PSYX1104 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020) PSY104, PSYC104, PSYU1104
NCCW (2020 and onwards); PSYX1104, PSYU1104, PSYU1101

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Psychology

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