Biological and Learning Psychology
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- 18 Sep 2023
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Describe different approaches to the study and analysis of behaviour and learning.
- Identify how behaviour is linked to survival and evolution and the interconnection between genes, environment and behaviour.
- Apply the principles of learning theory to improve welfare and well-being in real-world environments.
- Examine the ethical issues related to research and applications of learning theory to humans and other species.
- Applying principles of learning theory and the study and measurement of behaviour
- Assessing effectiveness(success) of enrichment for animal wellbeing through behaviour analysis in zoos
- Learned helplessness and learned optimism
- Limits of learning and new directions in the study of conditioning and comparative cognition
- Linking genes, environment and behaviour: living Great apes in the wild
- Keeping human-wildlife and human-domestic pet interactions safe: understanding of animal behaviour
- Evolutionary origins of hominids and ethical and legal implications of human-great ape genome projects
- Biological psychology: biology of fear
- Biological psychology: biology of thermoregulation and eating behaviour in humans
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Study aspects of biological sciences including the human brain, behaviour and evolution and learn how these underpin the field of psychology. Principles of learning theory is a fascinating concept and can be applied to improve animal welfare and enhance psychological wellbeing.
Throughout this course, you’ll learn about the human, chimpanzee and gorilla genome projects, as well as advances in cognitive research with Great Apes and other non-human animals. You’ll also look at the ethical and legal challenges for researchers and humans in general.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Psychology degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
Should your course have an exam it will be scheduled for Australian Central Standard Time or Australian Central Daylight Time, depending on the time of the year.
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