This subject introduces students to the science and profession of psychology. The subject overviews theory and research across a number of domains within the discipline (e.g., Biological Psychology and Personality) and describes how research in these domains contributes to our understanding of human behaviour. This subject also aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in psychological research.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Study abroad||Available to Study Abroad students|
1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in a number of the "core" areas of psychology;
2. Understand, apply and evaluate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation;
3. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes;
4. Use information in an ethical manner;
5. Write a standard research report using APA structure and formatting conventions, and;
6. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.
No prior knowledge required.