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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 areas: positive psychology; wellbeing; visual perception; judgment and decision making; research methods; learning and behaviour change; forensic psychology; neuropsychology; drugs and behaviour; memory and cognition; and health psychology.
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:(1) Define some of the key terms in the study of brain, behaviour, & cognition(2) Explain why people might behave the way they do, and the mental processes that give rise their behaviour.(3) Discuss, at an elementary level, how experimental methods are used to acquire scientific knowledge in psychology and have gained some experience in this area.(4) Demonstrate the ability to read original journal articles and interpret research writing in psychology.(5) Explore some classic phenomena in psychology for themselves(6) Develop insight into their own core values and life purpose.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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.
There is no specific textbook in the traditional sense. The primary material, which is available to download free of charge, is from Noba - https://nobaproject.com/browse-content. Some lecturers may also assign supplementary readings; these will be provided on Learn.
Domestic fee $916.00
International fee $4,750.00
* 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.
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