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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 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) 50%
Assessment task 2: Multiple choice examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Passer, Psychology + Connect Access Card, McGraw Hill.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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