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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of some key theories and concepts in psychology relating to lifespan development, abnormal psychology, learning, and research ethics
- Apply basic psychological practice to common psychological issues and problems
- Demonstrate skills in writing in the scientific discipline of psychology
- Explain the role of the scientific method of inquiry in psychology
- Historical context of psychology
- Research ethics
- Lifespan development
- Abnormal psychology
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This subject provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Online material covered includes the historical context of psychology, research ethics, lifespan development, abnormal psychology and learning. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge in the areas covered in the online material.
In practical activities students are introduced to the processes of thinking and writing objectively in a style appropriate for the behavioural sciences (critical analysis of ideas, synthesis of ideas, referencing and presentation standards). Students will be engaged in practical activities and experiments that highlight some of the key aspects of the topics covered in the online material.
KHA111 Psychology A and KHA112 Psychology B meet the recognition of prior learning (RPL) requirements for Macquarie University’s PSYX1104 Introduction to Psychology I and PSYX1105 Introduction to Psychology II. Students completing the UTAS units and intending to apply for admission into Macquarie’s Bachelor of Psychology may wish to consider completing an OUA introductory statistics subject such as SWI-STA10003 Foundations of Statistics, GRF-CCJ29 Statistics for Social Research, MAQ-FOSX1015 Statistical Concepts for Science.
- Four online writing tasks (25%)
- Response to essay topic (20%)
- Research participation (5%)
- Final exam (50%)
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