The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code

PSYC1030

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This online course in Psychology provides a concise introduction to psychology, covering the key theoretical and experimental approaches to modern psychology including the latest research findings. This course is offered in a directed independent study mode. All the content is presented online in step-by-step modules containing a mix of video lectures, online exercises to enhance your learning and knowledge in a field relevant for a wide range of degree programs.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Recognise the historical and contemporary approaches to the psychological investigation of the interaction between mind and body.

2. Apply scientific reasoning for the evaluation of psychological research.

3. Recognise core concepts in selected content areas of psychology: Emotion and Motivation, Sensation and Perception, Learning, Memory, Social, Biological, Abnormal, Developmental, Health and Individual Differences.

4. Apply psychological concepts, theories, and research findings to interpret various aspects of everyday life.

5. Use critical thinking to effectively evaluate the scientific evidence in a given popular media report.


Content

This introductory course will provide students with an overview of the current body of knowledge and methods of the science of psychology. Topics will include the historical foundations of psychology, cognition, emotion, learning, human development, biological bases of behaviour, personality, psychological disorders, and social behaviour.

Emphasis will be placed on an empirical approach to a scientific understanding of human behaviour across these diverse domains of psychology.


Requisite

This course has similarities to PSYC1010 and PSYC1020. If you have successfully completed PSYC1010 or PSYC1020, you cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

Quiz: Online Quiz

Written Assignment: Written Assignment


Contact hours

Online

Self-Directed Learning

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term