HPY711 - Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is at a postgraduate level and students enrolled in undergraduate courses cannot undertake it. Postgraduate students must check with their course adviser before enrolling in the unit.

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

HPS111

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Content

This unit will provide foundational knowledge required for subsequent studies in psychology, while also providing training in essential skills for psychology, research, and scientific writing. In particular, this unit 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. Students of HPY711 will also learn to source, consume, and synthesise academic writing both for the academic and public audiences.

Unit Fee Information

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