PSYC106-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
17 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017

Description

An introduction to social psychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and abnormal psychology.

Psychology is a popular choice among a wide variety of students. Psychology can be included in degrees in arts, science, law, commerce, education, music, and fine arts. Anyone eligible to attend university may enrol in first year psychology. Psychology is commonly chosen as the majoring subject for students graduating Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc).

Two 15-point introductory courses are available. Together they provide a general introduction to the major fields within psychology. PSYC105 (S1) and PSYC106 (S2) are the prerequisite courses for advancement to any PSYC 200 course.

Major domains covered in PSYC106 include:
• Developmental Psychology - this is the study of the age-related changes that occur in people as they live their lives from conception to death.
• Social Psychology - studies the ways that individuals' thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by their social circumstances and interactions with other people.
• Abnormal Psychology and Psychotherapy - domains of psychology that consider what the concept of "abnormal" means in the context of individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and introduce the scientific study of the various therapies that have been developed to assist people recover from various mental health problems.
• Applied Psychology - provides an introduction to some of the ways that psychologists can make a living providing services to individuals, groups, communities, businesses, and governments.

WHAT BACKGROUND IS NEEDED TO STUDY PSYCHOLOGY?
Curiosity and an eagerness to acquire new information along with regular attendance at lecture and laboratory classes and the self discipline required to undertake unsupervised personal study are essential. No particular subject backgrounds are required if you have met the general university entrance requirements via NCEA or an equivalent route but students who have studied biology or any other science, or statistics or maths to NCEA levels 2 or 3 will find these useful preparation, but they are NOT essential. If you are more than 20 years of age and without university entrance qualifications, then competence in mathematics to NCEA level 1 and reading and writing in English to NCEA level 2 are assumed along with the ability to use a computer for word processing and internet access.

WHAT PSYC105 AND PSYC106 LEADS TO: Any PSYC200 level Psychology courses.
Comprehensive information is available about all courses in psychology in the Psychology Department's Handbook which can be downloaded as a pdf from the Department's Home Page/Quick Links or you can request a hard copy by emailing: psychology@canterbury.ac.nz

Learning Outcomes

On successfully passing this course, students will:
(a) Have learned some of the key terms used in the study of developmental, social, abnormal, and   applied psychology.
(b) Have gained an understanding of key concepts and theories in developmental, social, abnormal, and applied psychology.
(c) Have practiced some of the research techniques in the laboratory that are used to gain scientific knowledge in psychology.
(d) Have demonstrated elementary abilities in handling quantitative data in psychology.
(e) Have demonstrated abilities to write clearly about research procedures and data in a research report.
(f) Have practiced effective study skills.

Restrictions

PSYC103, PSYC104

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 C3 Lecture Theatre (18/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
C2 Lecture Theatre (18/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (24/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (24/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (24/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (24/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
03 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (24/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (24/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
04 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (24/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (24/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
05 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
06 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
07 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
08 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
09 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
10 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
11 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
12 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
13 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
14 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
15 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
16 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
17 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
18 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
19 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
20 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
21 Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
22 Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 13:00 - 14:30 A3 Lecture Theatre (16/9)
A2 Lecture Theatre (16/9)
C3 Lecture Theatre (16/9)
A1 Lecture Theatre (16/9)
C2 Lecture Theatre (16/9)
C1 Lecture Theatre (16/9)
11 Sep - 17 Sep

Course Coordinator

Kyle Nash

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Participation 5%
Laboratory Exercises 16%
Research Report 15%
Test 16 Sep 2017 36%
Final Exam 28%

Textbooks

Required Texts

Schacter, D., Gilbert, D., Wegner, D. & Hood, B; Psychology; 2nd European Ed; Pelgrave, 2015.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $817.00

International fee $3,525.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Psychology.

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