PSYC105-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

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

Students completing this course will:
- have learned some of the key terms used in the areas described above
- have, through laboratory classes, gained experience and an elementary understanding of how experimental methods are used to gain scientific knowledge in psychology
- have demonstrated elementary abilities in handling quantitative data in psychology
- have demonstrated abilities to write clearly about research procedures and data in a research report
- have practiced effective study skills.

Restrictions

PSYC103, PSYC104

Timetable Note

Lectures self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, February 3, and Labs self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, February 10.

Lab classes will start from the second week of the term, beginning February 24.

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and colleges page

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Participation 4%
Laboratory Exercises 16%
Research Report 16%
Multi-Choice End of Semester Exam 64%

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $867.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

All PSYC105 Occurrences

  • PSYC105-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020