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PSYC12-250: Learning and Behaviour

Description

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.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodePSYC12-250
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite(s): Nil
Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC11-100 or PSYC11-101; PSYC11-105

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018