Psychology Introduction 2

Course code PSYC1020Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course continues on from PSYC1010 by introducing some additional key areas in psychology, including
- sensation and perception,
- motivation and emotion,
- learning, and
- memory and cognition.
Where PSYC1010 focussed on how the world around us influences our thoughts and behaviour, PSYC1020 looks at the internal mechanisms of behaviour.

The course forms part of a sequence of courses that have been approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

The course cannot be counted with PSYC1030.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe course will:
1. Introduce some key areas in psychology that control behaviour which include sensation and perception, motivation and emotion,learning and memory and cognition.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the research/scientific approach and the content of the course.

3. Demonstrate competence in report writing for science in psychology at an introductory level.

4. Demonstrate competence skills in data collection, manipulation, graphing and reporting at an introductory level.

5. Develop the ability to report and discuss psychology in a clear and concise manner and using a professional style.

As a consequence of studying this course students will build their:

1.Scientific literacy
2.Scientific numeracy
3.Computer literacy
4.Library and research skills
5.Research/data collection/measurement skills
6.Interpersonal awareness
7.Problem solving skills
8.Critical evaluation skills
ContentPsychology is the science of mind and behaviour. PSYC1020 provides an introduction to some of the classic and contemporary concepts, theories, and evidence in psychology. PSYC1020 is focused on the mechanisms of behaviour.

PSYC1020 includes the following four modules:
1. Biological mechanisms of behavioural emotion
2. Learning
3. Sensation and perception
4. Memory and cognition
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePSYC1010 recommended
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay or other written report type of course related topic
Examination: FormalFinal exam based on all lectures, readings and laboratories
Other: (please specify)Psychological research awareness exercises
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PSYC1020