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Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject 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: learning, memory, and cognition; developmental psychology; social psychology; intelligence, and other individual differences;
  • 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 aspects of your everyday experiences and behaviours.
    • Cognitive psychology
    • Motivation
    • Developmental psychology
    • Social and cross-cultural psychology
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials

Equivalent subjects

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

  • SWI-PSS120


It is recommended you complete both STA10003 Foundations of Statistics and PSY10003 Psychology 100 before undertaking this subject.

Special requirements

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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

Psychology 100 and Psychology 101 are designed to provide students with a broad introduction to the main theories and methods of psychology.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

  • Assignment 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 (35%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

undergraduate SWI-BBP-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

  • Major in Psychology
  • Co-Major in Sociology

undergraduate SWI-BBS-DEG-2019

Bachelor of Behavioural Studies

  • Major in Psychological Studies
  • Co-major in Sociology