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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 organisational psychology. You will also learn about the different research methods used in each of these domains
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.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Lectures self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, 12 July, and Labs self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, 19 July.Lab classes will start from the second week of the term, beginning 26 July.
, Andrew Vonasch
, Katharina Naswall
, Julia Rucklidge
and Virginia McIntosh
2018 Assessment to be advised
O’Shea, R. P. & McKenzie, W. A;
Writing for Psychology;
South Melbourne: Cengage, 2013.
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.
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.