- Code PSYC1004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof Kate Reynolds
- Stephanie Gotsis
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2022
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In Sem 2 2022, this course is on campus with remote adjustments only for participants with unavoidable travel restrictions/visa delays.
In this course three key areas of psychology will be introduced: social psychology, personality psychology & biological psychology.
This course has an Honours Pathway Option
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe key theories and topics in social psychology including humans as social animals, social norms, social influence, stereotyping and prejudice.
- Describe key models of personality, including trait, psychodynamic, and biological models.
- Describe the structural components of the brain, and biological mechanism and how they relate to elements of human behaviour and behavioural disorders.
- Understand and critically analyse theoretical and empirical material in social, personality and biological psychology.
- Develop the ability to integrate information from multiple (sometimes conflicting) sources, construct a logical argument and effectively communicate it through writing, either in the fields of biological, social, or personality psychology, in the form of a research essay.
- Laboratory Quizzes (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Research Essay (35) [LO 5]
- Research Participation (5) [LO 4]
- Final Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- The HPO assessment varies from year to year but is designed to build and strengthen basic research skills and will be worth 8% of the final mark. It will replace quizzes 5 and 6 in the course. (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 3 hours of lectures per week (1 x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour lecture) plus 7 x 2 hours laboratory classes spread across the semester plus 5 hours research participation.
- Approximately 75 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
Burton, L., Westen, D., & Kowalsi, R. (2015). Psychology: 5th Australian and New Zealand Edition. John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
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