Introductory Psychology I
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- 25 Oct 2021
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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge about the the history and philosophy underpinning the science of psychology including major perspectives of psychology (eg behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, humanistic, psychodynamic, and sociocultural);
- apply the concepts, language, and major theories of the discipline to explain psychological phenomena, with the ability to communicate this effectively to others;
- develop foundation knowledge in the following core topics in Psychology: a) neuroscience and the biological bases of behaviour; b) lifespan developmental psychology; c) learning; d) memory; e) perception; and f) motivation and emotion;
- review and examine the different research methods used by psychologists and identify the utility and shortcomings of several types (descriptive research, correlational research, experimental research) of research methods;
- analyse and critique theory and research in the discipline of psychology and communicate these in written formats; and
- correctly employ the American Psychological Association (APA) structure and formatting conventions.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
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- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- Other requirements -
Textbook requirements:"This textbook bundle listed is also available as a digital bundle (ISBN: 9780730391234). Burton Digital Pack (Psychology 5e + WG 5e). This package includes two books – Psychology, 5th Edition Wiley E-Text and An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology, 5th Edition Wiley E-Text. If desired, students can also purchase these texts separately: 'Psychology', 5th ed. Australian and New Zealand Edition by Burton, L. J., Westen, D. and Kowalski, R. (ISBN: 9780730363262 [print book], ISBN: 9780730355397 [E-Text]) and 'An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology', 5th ed. by Burton, L. J. (ISBN: 9780730389439 [print book], ISBN: 9780730389453 [E-Text])"
PSYC101 and PSYC102 are the two introductory psychology subjects which are the prerequisites for enrolment in second year psychology units. PSYC101 and PSYC102 may be studied in either order and may be studied concurrently in Trimester 3. Together they present an introductory overview of the subject matter and methods of psychology. Topics covered in this subject comprise an introduction to: the history and philosophy of the science of psychology; research methods; neuroscience and the biological bases of behaviour; perception; learning; memory; motivation and emotion; and lifespan developmental psychology.
Assessment 1 Short Written Assignment: 300 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 4-6 Assessment 2 Written Assignment: 1200 words. Assessment note: Topic area is Motivation and Emotion. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 4-6 Laboratory Work: 200 words. Participation in research studies within the discipline (or alternate readings and multiple choice quiz). Relates to Learning Outcome 4 Unit Test Online Mid-Trimester Quiz: 200 words. Assessment note: Multiple choice and matching exercises. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Unit Test Online End-Trimester Quiz: 200 words. Assessment note: Multiple choice and matching exercises. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Final Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins. Assessment note: Multiple Choice. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Short Written Assignment (5%)
- Final Examination - multiple choice (50%)
- Topic area is Motivation and Emotion. (30%)
- End-Trimester assessment: Multiple choice, matching exercises (5%)
- Participation in research studies within the discipline (5%)
- Online Mid-trimester assessment: Multiple choice, matching exercises (5%)
Current study term: 24 Oct 21 to 04 Feb 22
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