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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
- Identify a range of key topics in the field of Psychology
- Explain some of the key processes of research methods
- Apply the methods of experimentation used in Psychology
- Demonstrate data presentation skills
- Demonstrate skills in writing in a scientific discipline such as Psychology
- Research methods
- Social psychology
- Cross-cultural psychology
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No special requirements
Psychology B provides a further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Online material covered includes research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. 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 conducting experiments and writing these up in a style appropriate for the behavioural sciences. Students will be engaged in practical activities and experiments that highlight some of the key aspects of the topics covered in the online materials.
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.
- Report writing skill development quiz (10%)
- Research report (25%)
- Practical content quiz (10%)
- Research participation (5%)
- Final exam (50%)
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