PSYC105-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


An introduction to the brain and its role in thought and behaviour, and to perception, learning and cognition.

Psychology is a diverse and thriving science devoted to understanding behaviour and the human mind.  In PSYC105 you will receive an introduction to the following main areas: perception and decision making; learning and behaviour change; drugs and behaviour; memory and cognition; and neuropsychology. The textbook contains relevant reading materials for the different lecture modules. Some lecturers may also require supplementary reading. Details for the latter will be provided by individual lecturers in due course.

Learning Outcomes

On successfully passing this course, students will:
(a) Have learned some of the key terms used in the study of brain and behaviour, learning and behaviour change, human sensation, perception and cognition.
(b) Have gained an understanding of key concepts and theories in psychopharmacology and neuropsychology, learning and behaviour change, the human senses and perception, human memory, reasoning and intelligence testing.
(c) Have through laboratory classes gained experience and an elementary understanding of how experimental methods are used to gain scientific knowledge in psychology.
(d) Have demonstrated elementary abilities in handling quantitative data in psychology.
(e) Have demonstrated abilities to write clearly about research procedures and data in a research report.
(f) Have practiced effective study skills.


PSYC103, PSYC104

Timetable Note

Lab and lectures self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, February 4.

Lab classes will start from the second week of the term, beginning February 25.

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Participation 4%
Laboratory Exercises 16%
Research Report 16%
Multi-Choice Test 36%
Multi-Choice End of Year Exam 28%

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $850.00

International fee $4,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All PSYC105 Occurrences

  • PSYC105-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019