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HPS111 - Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

Unit details

Year2018 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
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Michael Do

Trimester 2: Michael Do

Trimester 3: Gillian Clark

Email: HPS111@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per week

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

Content

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

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 Exam (90 minutes) 30%

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