PSYC105-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

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; wellbeing; visual perception; research methods; 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 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, some of the research methods that are used to acquire scientific knowledge in psychology.
(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.

Restrictions

PSYC103, PSYC104

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 12 Mar
04 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 12 Mar
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 12 Mar
04 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 12 Mar
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
03 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
04 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
05 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
06 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (27/2, 13/3, 27/3, 1/5-15/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
07 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
08 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
09 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
10 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
11 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
12 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (28/2, 14/3, 28/3, 2/5-16/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
13 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
14 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
15 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
16 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
17 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
18 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
19 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
20 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
21 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
22 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
23 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
24 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 4/5-18/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
25 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 5/5-19/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
26 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 5/5-19/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
27 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 5/5-19/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
28 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 5/5-19/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
29 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (3/3, 17/3, 31/3, 5/5-19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 116 (17/3, 31/3, 5/5, 19/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (17/3, 31/3, 5/5, 19/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
30 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (1/3, 15/3, 29/3, 3/5-17/5)
27 Feb - 5 Mar
13 Mar - 19 Mar
27 Mar - 2 Apr
1 May - 7 May
15 May - 21 May
PALS S
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 235
6 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
6 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 530
6 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
04 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
6 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
05 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 460
6 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
06 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Karl Popper 413
6 Mar - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
07 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May
08 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 14 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 Online Delivery
24 Apr - 30 Apr

Timetable Note

Lectures self-allocation is now accessible through My Timetable, and Labs self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, 20 February.

Lab classes will start from the second week of the term, beginning 27 February.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Participation 4%
Labs 10%
E-activities 10%
Understanding Research Writing Assignment 26%
Multi-Choice Test 25%
Multi-Choice End of Semester Exam 25%

Textbooks / Resources

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.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

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.

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

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