Why do people do the things they do? Welcome to the fascinating world of psychology: the scientific study of mind and behaviour. This course introduces some of the key factors that influence people's perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. Areas covered include lifespan development, social, cross-cultural and indigenous studies, personality and individual differences, and health and clinical psychology.
The course forms part of a sequence of courses that have been approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
Availability2019 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2019
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Recognise the core concepts in: lifespan development, social, cross-cultural and Indigenous studies, personality and individual differences, and health and clinical psychology.
2. Identify the relationship between the research/scientific approach and the content of the course related to the influences on behaviour.
3. Construct clear logical written arguments on a psychological issue using evidence.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and practical aspects of research using human participants in psychology.
Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. PSYC1010 provides an introduction to some of the classic and contemporary concepts, theories, and evidence in psychology. PSYC1010 focuses on the normal behaviour of individuals and groups and also abnormal behaviour.
PSYC1010 includes the following four modules:
- Lifespan development
- Social, cross-cultural and indigenous studies
- Personality and individual differences
- Health and clinical psychology.
This course has similarities to PSYC1030. If you have successfully completed PSYC1030, you cannot enrol in this course.
Written Assignment: Written Assignments
Formal Examination: Formal examination
Online Learning Activity: Assessments delivered online via Blackboard
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Research Awareness
Callaghan, Ourimbah and Online
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks
See course outline for schedule of labs
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1
For students studying online or via distance mode a minimum of 10 hours per week for 12 weeks of self directed learning is expected. The number of contact hours is a minimum recommendation.