The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course provides a brief overview of the key areas of Psychology for students with no prior background in the discipline. The course is divided into 2 modules: 1) Understanding Yourself - where we examine how a person develops over time and interacts with the world; and 2) Understanding Others - where we focus on social groups and definitions of normality.

This course is not part of an APAC accredited sequence.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. demonstrate knowledge of the major fields of Psychology and an understanding of the core concepts and theoretical approaches relevant to each of these

2. apply the principles of psychology in personal and professional contexts to develop a better knowledge and understanding of others


Introduces studies in life span development and contemporary theories of human behaviour, and social interaction

Assessment items

In Term Test: Online exams - Module 1

Essay: Essay linking content to applied field

In Term Test: Online Exam - Module 2

Contact hours


Self-Directed Learning

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term