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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.
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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.
Schacter, D., Gilbert, D., Wegner, D., & Hood, B;
2nd European Ed;
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.
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