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Warning! This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.

Subject details

  • Topics
    • 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

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
  • Assignment 1 - Multiple Choice (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Research (4 hours) (5%)
  • Assignment 3 - Group (10 minutes) (5%)
  • Assignment 4 - 12 (Weeks 2-13) (10%)
  • Assignment 5 - 1500 word Research Report (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

  • PSYX104

Special requirements

No special requirements

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.

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