The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

PSYC1020

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course continues on from PSYC1010 by introducing some additional key areas in psychology, including

- sensation and perception

- motivation and emotion

- learning

- memory and cognition

Where PSYC1010 focused 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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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.


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 behaviour and emotion
  2. Learning
  3. Sensation and perception
  4. Memory and cognition

Requisite

This course has similarities to PSYC1030. If you have successfully completed PSYC01030, you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2This course continues on from PSYC1010 by introducing some additional key areas in psychology, including

- sensation and perception

- motivation and emotion

- learning

- memory and cognition

Where PSYC1010 focused 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.FSCITFaculty of Science722School of Psychology1010005980Semester 2 - 2019ONLINEOnline20195980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195980Semester 2 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah2019PSYC1010 recommendedPsychology 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: Biological mechanisms of behaviour and emotion Learning Sensation and perception Memory and cognition YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Introduce some key areas in psychology that control behaviour which include sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, learning and memory and cognition.2Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the research/scientific approach and the content of the course.3Demonstrate competence in report writing for science in psychology at an introductory level.4Demonstrate competence skills in data collection, manipulation, graphing and reporting at an introductory level.5Develop the ability to report and discuss psychology in a clear and concise manner and using a professional style. This course has similarities to PSYC1030. If you have successfully completed PSYC01030, you cannot enrol in this course.Report: Essays/Written AssignmentsQuiz: Online quizFormal Examination: Formal examinationTutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Research Awareness exercises CallaghanLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for7Weeks0See course outline for lab scheduleLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for12Weeks1For students studying on-line 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.OurimbahLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for7Weeks0See course outline for lab scheduleLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for12Weeks1OnlineSelf-Directed LearningOnline10hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0For students studying via distance a minimum of 10 hours per week of self directed learning is expected.


Assessment items

Report: Essays/Written Assignments

Quiz: Online quiz

Formal Examination: Formal examination

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Research Awareness exercises


Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

See course outline for lab schedule

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

For students studying on-line 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.

Ourimbah

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

See course outline for lab schedule

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Online

Self-Directed Learning

Online 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

For students studying via distance a minimum of 10 hours per week of self directed learning is expected.