PSYC105-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

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 areas: positive psychology; research methods; visual perception; judgment and decision making; learning and behaviour change; forensic psychology; neuropsychology; drugs and behaviour; memory and cognition; and health psychology.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will have:

1. Learned some of the key terms in the study of brain, behaviour, & cognition, and gained a basic understanding of why people behave the way they do and the mental processes that give rise their behaviour.

2. Gained experience and an elementary understanding of how experimental methods are used to acquire scientific knowledge in psychology.

3. Gained experience in reading original journal articles in psychology and demonstrated the ability to understand research writing in psychology.

4. Experienced some classic phenomena in psychology for themselves.

5. Gained some insight in their own core values and life purpose.

Restrictions

PSYC103, PSYC104

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
02 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
03 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 E8 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
03 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
03 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
04 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
05 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
06 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
07 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
08 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3-29/3, 3/5-24/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
09 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
10 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
11 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
12 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
13 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
14 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
15 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
16 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3-30/3, 4/5-25/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
17 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
18 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
19 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
20 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
21 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
22 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
23 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
24 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3-31/3, 5/5-26/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
25 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
26 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
27 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
28 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
29 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
30 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
31 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
32 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-1/4, 6/5-27/5)
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 30 May
33 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
1 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 30 May
34 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
1 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 30 May
35 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
1 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 30 May
36 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
1 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 30 May
37 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
1 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 30 May
38 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
1 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 30 May
39 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-26/3, 7/5-28/5)
1 Mar - 28 Mar
3 May - 30 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 C1 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May
02 Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 C2 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May
03 Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 C3 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May
04 Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 A1 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May
05 Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 A2 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May
06 Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 K1 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May
07 Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 E8 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May
08 Saturday 10:30 - 11:30 A3 Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 2 May

Timetable Note

Lectures self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Wednesday, 10 February, and Labs self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, 15 February.

Lab classes will start from the second week of the term, beginning 1 March.

Course Coordinator

Zhe Chen

Textbooks / Resources

The primarily material will come from Noba -  https://nobaproject.com/browse-content.

The textbook contains relevant reading materials for the different sections. Some lecturers may also require supplementary reading. Details for the required reading will be provided by individual lecturers in due course.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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.

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