Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX1102 | 2024
Introduction to Psychology II
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Continue to explore key concepts in psychology. You’ll touch on foundational areas including developmental psychology. Learn to view psychology through a scientific lens. Unpack the importance of research and the scientific method.
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 22 July 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 18 weeks
Introduction to Psychology II
About this subject
On successful completion, you will be able to
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of key concepts in psychology.
- Demonstrate effective and appropriate use of information technology.
- Apply critical thinking and research skills.
- Critically analyse key relevant concepts in psychology.
- Show an awareness of the range of ethical issues in psychology.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
This unit introduces some of the most interesting topics in psychology and psychologists as "scientist-practitioners". In this unit we will study the areas of health psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, organisational psychology, perception, and cognition. A demonstration will be provided of how both basic and applied research is utilised in day-to-day lif T
- Online quizzes (20%)
- Research participation (5%)
- Essay (30%)
- Final examination (45%)
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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-PSYX1105 (Not currently available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSYC105, PSYX105
NCCW (2020 and onwards) PSYX1105, PSYU1105, PSYU1102
- 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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
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