Psychology Introduction 2
|Course code PSYC1020||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty 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
|Objectives||The 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:
4.Library and research skills
5.Research/data collection/measurement skills
7.Problem solving skills
8.Critical evaluation skills
|Content||Psychology 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
3. Sensation and perception
4. Memory and cognition
|Assumed Knowledge||PSYC1010 recommended|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Laboratory: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for PSYC1020|