PSYC106-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
End Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 27 July 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 12 October 2018

Description

An introduction to social psychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and abnormal psychology.

Psychology is a diverse and thriving science devoted to understanding behaviour and the human mind. In PSYC106 you will receive an introduction to four major domains: personality, abnormal, social, and developmental psychology, in addition to applied and industrial/organizational psychology. You will also learn about the different research methods used in each of these domains.

Learning Outcomes

On successfully passing this course, students will:
(a) Have learned some of the key terms used in the study of developmental, social, abnormal, and   applied psychology.
(b) Have gained an understanding of key concepts and theories in developmental, social, abnormal, and applied psychology.
(c) Have practiced some of the research techniques in the laboratory that are used to gain scientific knowledge in psychology.
(d) Have demonstrated elementary abilities in handling quantitative data in psychology.
(e) Have demonstrated abilities to write clearly about research procedures and data in a research report.
(f) Have practiced effective study skills.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Restrictions

PSYC103, PSYC104

Course Coordinator

Seth Harty

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Examination 30%
Laboratory Exercises 16%
Research Report 15%
Research Participation 5%
Multi-Choice Test 34%


2018 Assessment to be advised

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Schacter, D., Gilbert, D., Wegner, D. & Hood, B; Psychology; 2nd European Ed; Pelgrave, 2015.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $834.00

International fee $3,788.00

* 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 PSYC106 Occurrences

  • PSYC106-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018