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Psychology: Introduction 1B

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Arts

Coordinators(s)

Ms Dionne Morris

Offered

South Africa

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Co-requisites

AZA1019

Prohibitions

PSY1022, WEL1320, WEL1340, BHS1320, BHS1340, GSC1306, GSC1307, APY1910, PSS1711, PSS1712

Notes

The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).

Synopsis

The unit provides a further introduction to the behavioural science of psychology. Topics include social psychology; organisational/industrial psychology; psychopathology; basic processes and principles of cognition; descriptive statistics and an introduction to inferential statistics. Laboratory classes augment students’ understanding of the lecture material and provide training in research techniques.

Outcomes

On the completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. Explain basic cognitive processes.
  2. Describe the social basis of behaviour and psychopathology.
  3. Discuss on a basic level organisational/industrial psychology and its development in South Africa.
  4. Give a basic overview of research methodology and statistical analysis.
  5. Write a psychological report.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50% + Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Dionne Morris

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Psychology – South Africa

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