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HPS111 - Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

Unit details

Year2016 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: Sharon Horwood
Trimester 2: Sharon Horwood
Trimester 3: Gillian Clark

Email: HPS111@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

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

Note:

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

Content

This introductory unit explores the fundamental biological underpinning of human psychology. This includes the genetic and neurological bases of behaviour, including how these processes are influenced by various environmental factors. It explores the processes that make us human, ranging from primitive and adaptive functions, such as motivation and emotion, to higher order concepts such as intelligence. The unit explores the notion of consciousness and what it means to think, and how memory and learned experiences influence who we are and how we behave. The focus is primarily on the individual elements that contribute to our understanding of human behaviour. The content is designed to allow students to reflect on their own experience with the world, and to encourage them to derive meaning from understanding the psychological processes at play. The seminar series reinforces understanding of these content areas, but from a context that emphasises the rigorously scientific nature of psychology as a discipline. The assessment tasks are designed to help students to develop industry-related skills and knowledge, as well as engaging in empathy training. The seminar series help students to develop the real-world applied skills that are necessary for success in the unit and for work as an allied health professional.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Deconstructed research report (web-based assessment; 1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Multiple choice examination (2 hours) 60%

Prescribed texts

Passer, Psychology 2nd Edn., + Connect Access Card, McGraw Hill.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2933$3176

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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