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Subject details

At the completion of this unit students will have gained;

  1. Preparation for further study in psychology
  2. Research and study skills
  3. Communication and interpersonal skills Information technology skills
  4. Critical thinking skills
  5. Appreciation of ethical issues
    • Introduction
    • Statistics Overview
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Social Psychology
    • Statistics: Data Input in Strata
    • Statistics: Summarising Data
    • Persuasion and Obedience
    • Statistics: Fundamental Concepts
    • Perception
    • Statistics - t-tests
    • Organisational Psychology
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Health Psychology

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

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Please note: Enrolment into this unit is capped and limited places are available.

This unit continues with the introduction to core areas of psychology commenced in PSYX104, Introduction to Psychology I. This unit introduces the areas of health psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, organisational psychology, perception, and cognition. This unit also introduces basic statistics, following on from the research methods lectures in PSYX104. Importantly, this unit also provides first-hand experience with conducting and reporting on a research project. Students will report on this research project following guidelines presented by the American Psychological Association.

  • Invigilated Exam - Multiple Choice (50%)
  • Research Participation (4 hours) (5%)
  • Group Presentation (10 minutes) (5%)
  • Quizzes - 12 (Weeks 2-13) (10%)
  • 1500 word Research Report (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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