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 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
C1 Lecture Theatre (17/2-16/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
02 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 - (24/3, 21/4-26/5)
C1 Lecture Theatre (18/2-17/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 08:00 - 09:00 - (23/4-28/5)
C1 Lecture Theatre (20/2-19/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 - (23/4-28/5)
C1 Lecture Theatre (20/2-19/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 - (24/4-29/5)
C1 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 - (24/4-29/5)
C1 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 10:00 - (23/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (24/2-16/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (24/2-16/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
02 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 - (23/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (24/2-16/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (24/2-16/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 - (23/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (24/2-16/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (24/2-16/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
04 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 - (23/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (24/2-16/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (24/2-16/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
05 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 - (23/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (24/2-16/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (24/2-16/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
06 Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 - (5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-24/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
07 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 - (5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-24/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
08 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 - (5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-24/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
09 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 - (5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-24/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
10 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 - (5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-24/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
11 Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00 - (5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (25/2-24/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
12 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 - (6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-25/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-25/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
13 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 - (25/3, 6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-18/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-18/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
14 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 - (25/3, 6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-18/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-18/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
15 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 - (25/3, 6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-18/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-18/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
16 Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00 - (25/3, 6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-18/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-18/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
17 Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00 - (25/3, 6/5-20/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (26/2-18/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (26/2-18/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 24 May
18 Thursday 08:00 - 10:00 - (7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-19/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-19/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May
19 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 - (7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-19/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-19/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May
20 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 - (7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-19/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-19/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May
21 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 - (7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-19/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-19/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May
22 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 - (7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-19/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-19/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May
23 Thursday 18:00 - 20:00 - (7/5-21/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2-19/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2-19/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May
24 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 - (8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2-20/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May
25 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 - (8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2-20/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May
26 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 - (8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2-20/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May
27 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 - (8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2-20/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May
28 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 - (8/5-22/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2-20/3)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
4 May - 24 May

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

* Fees include New Zealand GST 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