Undergraduate | UNE-PSYC102 | 2023
Introductory Psychology II
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 16 weeks
- 27 Feb 2023,
- 26 June 2023,
- 23 Oct 2023
About this subject
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- 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) cognition and language; b) social psychology; c) cross-cultural psychology; d) psychological health and wellbeing; e) intelligence; f) personality and individual differences; and g) psychological disorders and evidence-based interventions;
- demonstrate foundation skills of data analysis relating to psychological research, and specifically: a) identify independent and dependent variables in research design; b) describe measures of central tendency and how to calculate them; c) describe measures of dispersion and how to calculate them; d) describe the basic inferential statistical tests; and e) recognise how statistics and their presentation may be deliberately manipulated for the purposes of persuasion;
- independently experience and describe the empirical method as it applies to areas of psychological research;
- analyse and critique theory and research in the discipline of psychology, interpret, and report data using appropriate statistical strategies to address specific research hypotheses 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.
Equip yourself with research and analytical skills that are invaluable in many contexts and build a broad foundation in the principles and methods of the science of psychology. Studying this introductory psychology subject, you will explore the concepts, methods and major theories of the discipline, gaining insights to explain different psychological phenomena. A range of core topics in psychology are examined, including cognition and language, intelligence, personality and individual differences, psychological health and wellbeing, psychological disorders, evidence-based interventions, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. You will also have an opportunity to develop transferrable skills in data analysis, critical evaluation, communication and referencing.
Assessment 1: Two (2) Quizzes - 400 words per quiz. Assessment note: Multiple choice, matching exercises and fill-in blanks. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5;
Assessment 2: Written Assignment - 1500 words. Assessment note: Topic area is Psychological Health and Wellbeing. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 4-6;
Assessment 3: Research Participation Opportunities - 200 words. Relates to Learning Outcome 4;
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.
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- Written Assignment - Topic Area is Psychological Health and Wellbeing (35%)
- Two (2) online quizzes comprising multiple choice, matching exercises and fill-in blanks. Each quiz is worth 10% (20%)
- Participation in research studies within the discipline (or alternate readings and multiple choice quiz) (5%)
- Final Invigilated Exam - Multiple choice (40%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-CRM-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Criminology
- 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
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees