PSYC106-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


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 five major domains: personality, abnormal, social, developmental, and industrial and organisational psychology, in addition to environmental psychology. You will also learn about the different research methods used in each of these domains. The course text listed below contains relevant reading materials for the different lecture modules. Some lectures may also require supplementary reading. Details for the latter will be provided by individual lecturers in during the course.

Learning Outcomes

Students completing this course will:
- have learned some of the key terms used in the study of developmental, social, abnormal, and applied psychology
- have gained an understanding of key concepts and theories in development, social, abnormal and applied psychology
- have practiced some of the research techniques in the laboratory that 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.


PSYC103, PSYC104

Timetable Note

Lectures self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Wednesday, July 8, and Labs self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, July 13.

Lab classes will start from the second week of the term, beginning July 20.


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Assignments 20%
Multi-Choice End-of-Semester Exam 30%
Lab Exercises/Quizzes 16%
Research Participation 4%
Multi-Choice Mid-Semester Test 30%

2018 Assessment to be advised

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $867.00

International fee $4,250.00

* 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 .

All PSYC106 Occurrences

  • PSYC106-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020