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Brain and Behaviour
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- 01 Mar 2021
- 31 May 2021
- 30 Aug 2021
- 29 Nov 2021
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Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
- Explain the general methods of investigation employed in psychological research, and show an appreciation of the main issues in research ethics;
- Explain key concepts from major content areas in psychology. These include: biological underpinnings of psychology; sensory processes, perception, and consciousness; motivation, emotion, health, and abnormal psychology;
- Locate, organise and integrate information from various sources concerning topics and problems relating to psychology;
- Communicate in a logical and clear manner the results of investigating a topic or problems relating to psychology;
- Apply psychological theories, methods, and data to explain everyday experiences and behaviours.
- Sensation and perception
- Biological aspects of psychology
- Motivation and emotion
- Health and abnormal psychology
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- SWI-PSY10003-Psychology 100
It is recommended you complete STA10003 Foundations of Statistics before undertaking this subject.
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Students are required to use MindTap software for this unit. This is available directly through the Cengage website.https://login.cengagebrain.com
This subject introduces students to the structure and function of the brain and how it interacts with the external world to generate thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Applications in health and mental illness are also introduced as well as ethical practice in psychological research.
This subject is part of the Social Science Pathway.
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Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Assignment 1 (Part A 5% Part B 30%) (35%)
- Assignment 2 (25%)
Current study term: 28 Feb 21 to 30 May 21
Psychology, 3rd Australian and New Zealand ed.
Douglas A Bernstein et al
Next study term: 30 May 21 to 29 Aug 21
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