PSYC105-23SU2 (D) Summer Nov 2023 start (Distance)

Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 November 2023
End Date: Sunday, 17 December 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 19 November 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 3 December 2023


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 areas: positive psychology; research methods; visual perception; judgment and decision making; learning and behaviour change; forensic psychology; neuropsychology; drugs and behaviour; memory and cognition; and health psychology. Details for the required readings will be provided in the relevant weeks on Learn.


PSYC103, PSYC104

Timetable Note

Lectures are pre-recorded and posted on Learn. The lectures for each week will be made available at 8am on Monday of that week. You can watch the lectures at a time that suits you.  

Laboratory Tutorials
Labs are also pre-recorded and the lab and associated materials for each week will be made available at 8am on Monday of that week. You can work through the lab at a time that suits you; however, you will need to do so before you complete the assessed lab activity, which is due by 5pm the following Sunday.

Course Coordinator

Fleur Pawsey

Course Administrators

Kate Williams and Anna Hawes


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Lab assessment 10%
Mid-Course Test 25%
Written Assignment draft submission 5%
Written Assignment final submission 25%
End of course Multi-Choice Test 25%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no specific textbook in the traditional sense. The primary material, which is available to download free of charge, is from Noba - Detailed information about the required readings will be provided on Learn.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,750.00

* 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