PSYC106-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance)

Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Online Delivery
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Fleur Pawsey


Virginia McIntosh


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 1 12.5%
Assignment 2 12.5%
Labs 15% 4 labs; 3.75% each
Test 1 25% Multichoice
Test 2 35% Multichoice

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 $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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