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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; wellbeing; visual perception; research methods; learning and behaviour change; forensic psychology; neuropsychology; drugs and behaviour; memory and cognition; and health psychology.
Relevant reading materials for the different sections will be provided on Learn. Some lecturers may also provide supplementary readings and online resources that relate to their topic. Details for the required readings and supplementary resources/readings reading will be provided on Learn.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to: Define some of the key terms in the study of brain, behaviour, & cognitionExplain why people might behave the way they do, and the mental processes that give rise to their behaviour.Practice some of the research techniques that are used to gain scientific knowledge in psychology.Demonstrate the ability to read original journal articles and interpret research writing in psychologyDemonstrate elementary abilities in handling quantitative data in psychology.Demonstrate abilities to write clearly about research procedures and data in a research report
Students must attend one activity from each section.
O’Shea, R. P. & McKenzie, W. A;
Writing for psychology
South Melbourne: Cengage, 2013.
Domestic fee $942.00
International fee $4,988.00
* 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