PSYC105-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

Description

An introduction to the brain and its role in thought and behaviour, and to perception, learning and cognition.

Psychology is a diverse and thriving science devoted to understanding behaviour and the human mind.  In PSYC105 you will receive an introduction to the following main areas: perception and decision making; learning and behaviour change; drugs and behaviour; memory and cognition; and neuropsychology. The textbook contains relevant reading materials for the different lecture modules. Some lecturers may also require supplementary reading. Details for the latter will be provided by individual lecturers in due course.

Learning Outcomes

On successfully passing this course, students will:
(a) Have learned some of the key terms used in the study of brain and behaviour, learning and behaviour change, human sensation, perception and cognition.
(b) Have gained an understanding of key concepts and theories in psychopharmacology and neuropsychology, learning and behaviour change, the human senses and perception, human memory, reasoning and intelligence testing.
(c) Have through laboratory classes gained experience and an elementary understanding of how experimental methods 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 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Friday 17:00 - 18:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-25/3, 6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-25/3, 6/5-20/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
02 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-25/3, 6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-25/3, 6/5-20/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-25/3, 6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-25/3, 6/5-20/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
04 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-25/3, 6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-25/3, 6/5-20/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
05 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-25/3, 6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-25/3, 6/5-20/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
06 Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
07 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
08 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
09 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
10 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
11 Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-26/3, 7/5-21/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
12 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
13 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
14 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
15 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
16 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
17 Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-27/3, 8/5-22/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
18 Thursday 08:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2-28/3, 9/5-23/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2-28/3, 9/5-23/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
19 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2-28/3, 9/5-23/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2-28/3, 9/5-23/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
20 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2-28/3, 9/5-23/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2-28/3, 9/5-23/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
21 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2-28/3, 9/5-23/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2-28/3, 9/5-23/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
22 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2-28/3, 9/5-23/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2-28/3, 9/5-23/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
23 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 10/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 10/5-24/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
24 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 10/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 10/5-24/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
25 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 10/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 10/5-24/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
26 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 10/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 10/5-24/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May
27 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 10/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 10/5-24/5)
25 Feb - 31 Mar
6 May - 26 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 13:00 - 14:30 C1 Lecture Theatre 1 Apr - 7 Apr
02 Saturday 13:00 - 14:30 C2 Lecture Theatre 1 Apr - 7 Apr
03 Saturday 13:00 - 14:30 C3 Lecture Theatre 1 Apr - 7 Apr
04 Saturday 13:00 - 14:30 A1 Lecture Theatre 1 Apr - 7 Apr
05 Saturday 13:00 - 14:30 A2 Lecture Theatre 1 Apr - 7 Apr
06 Saturday 13:00 - 14:30 A3 Lecture Theatre 1 Apr - 7 Apr
07 Saturday 13:00 - 14:30 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 1 Apr - 7 Apr

Timetable Note

Lab and lectures self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, February 4.

Lab classes will start from the second week of the term, beginning February 25.

Course Coordinator

Zhe Chen

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Participation 4%
Laboratory Exercises 16%
Research Report 16%
Multi-Choice Test 36%
Multi-Choice End of Year 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 $850.00

International fee $4,000.00

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

For further information see Psychology.

All PSYC105 Occurrences

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