This is a basic subject in biological psychology, the branch of psychology that seeks to understand human and animal behaviour in terms of the activity of the brain and related nervous system structures. Major research findings in biological psychology have significant implications for medical, psychiatric, and clinical psychological treatments and for philosophical issues such as the relationship between mind and brain. This subject deals with the biological bases of human behaviour, including the nervous system, especially the brain and the hormonal system. Influences on these systems, such as injury, illness and drugs, are also considered. This subject also aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in psychological research.
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1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in biological psychology and neuroscience,
2. Describe, apply, and evaluate the different research methods used by psychologists,
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 review of research and theory using APA structure and formatting conventions, and
6. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.
There are no pre-requisites.
There are no co-requisites.
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology programs are accredited pathways towards registration as a Psychologist. Entry into these programs is based on a calculated GPA derived from a completed four year sequence of study in Psychology as accredited by APAC as well as invitation into the degree. As such, this subject can only be taken by those students successfully admitted to the degree.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.