PSYC106-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)

Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


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.


PSYC103, PSYC104

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator

Fleur Pawsey


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
E-activities (12) 12%
Research Assignments (2) 22%
Multi-Choice End-of-Semester Exam 25%
Lab Exercises/Quizzes (6) 12%
Research Participation 4%
Multi-Choice Mid-Semester Test 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

O’Shea, R. P. & McKenzie, W. A; Writing for psychology ; 6th; 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 - . Some lecturers may also assign supplementary readings. Detailed information about the required readings will be provided by the individual lecturers later.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $892.00

International fee $4,563.00

* 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