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 of Society & Design|
- May 2018 [Standard Offering]
- September 2018 [Standard Offering]
- May 2019 [Standard Offering]
- September 2019 [Standard Offering]
|Available to Study Abroad students|
- Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
- Commencing in 2017: $4,205
- Commencing in 2018: $4,247
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.