Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


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 and online exercises to enhance your learning and knowledge in a field relevant for a wide range of degree programs.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2020.

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.


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.


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