HPS111 - Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*, Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
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*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


This introductory unit explores the fundamental principles underpinning the study of human psychology. As such, it will cover the definition and scope of the discipline of psychology; the primitive roots of our behaviour; the neurological structures and processes that are responsible for our mental life; and the important elements in our adapting to the world as individuals such as learning and intelligence.

This unit will provide an integrated and challenging introduction to psychology as a science, while also providing training in important skills for tertiary education as a whole through the seminar series. In completing this unit, students will gain new insights into the science of behaviour, a mastery of important research and writing skills, and a strong platform for learning advanced topics in psychology.


Assessment task 1: Critical response essay (800 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Academic essay (1200 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: 3 x online quizzes 20%

Assessment task 4: Multiple Choice Examination (90 minutes) 30%

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