The aim of this subject is to introduce students to the theories and basic findings from experimental research employing principles of associative learning. The subject offers students the opportunity to acquire an understanding of human and animal behaviour derived from the principles of Pavlovian conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning. This subject aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in learning 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 learning research.
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. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts.
6. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal issues.
Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC11-100 or PSYC11-101; PSYC11-105