PSYC105-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define some of the key terms in the study of brain, behaviour, & cognition
  • Explain 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 psychology
  • Demonstrate elementary abilities in handling quantitative data in psychology.
  • Demonstrate abilities to write clearly about research procedures and data in a research report

Restrictions

PSYC103, PSYC104

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
03 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
04 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
05 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
06 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (4/3-18/3, 29/4-6/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
07 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-19/3, 30/4-7/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-19/3, 30/4-7/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
08 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-19/3, 30/4-7/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-19/3, 30/4-7/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
09 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-19/3, 30/4-7/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-19/3, 30/4-7/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
10 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-12/3, 26/3, 30/4-14/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-12/3, 26/3, 30/4-14/5)
4 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
11 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-19/3, 30/4-7/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-19/3, 30/4-7/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
12 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (12/3, 26/3, 30/4-14/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (12/3, 26/3, 30/4-14/5)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
13 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (5/3-19/3, 30/4-7/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (5/3-19/3, 30/4-7/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
14 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (6/3-20/3, 1/5-8/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (6/3-20/3, 1/5-8/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
15 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (6/3-20/3, 1/5-8/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (6/3-20/3, 1/5-8/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
16 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (6/3-20/3, 1/5-8/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (6/3-20/3, 1/5-8/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
17 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (6/3-20/3, 1/5-8/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (6/3-20/3, 1/5-8/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
18 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (6/3-20/3, 1/5-8/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (6/3-20/3, 1/5-8/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
19 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
20 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
21 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
22 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
23 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (7/3-14/3, 28/3, 2/5-9/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (7/3-14/3, 28/3, 2/5-9/5)
4 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
24 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
25 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (7/3-21/3, 2/5-9/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
26 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (8/3-22/3, 3/5-17/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (8/3-22/3, 3/5-17/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 5 May
13 May - 19 May
27 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (8/3-22/3, 3/5-10/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (8/3-22/3, 3/5-10/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
28 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (8/3-22/3, 3/5-10/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (8/3-22/3, 3/5-10/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
29 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (8/3-22/3, 3/5-10/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (8/3-22/3, 3/5-10/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
30 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 116 (8/3-22/3, 3/5-10/5)
Psychology - Sociology 115 (8/3-22/3, 3/5-10/5)
4 Mar - 24 Mar
29 Apr - 12 May
Pals S
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 460
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
02 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 John Britten 117 HP Seminar Room
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
03 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 121
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
04 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 A6 Lecture Theatre (8/3-29/3)
Jack Erskine 101 (26/4-31/5)
4 Mar - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Lecturer

Fleur Pawsey

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Reflective journals 10% Reflective journals (5 x 2%)
Lab attendance and activities 20% Lab attendance and activities (5 x 4%)
Research report Part 1 13% Research report Part 1
Research report Part 2 13% Research report Part 2
Topic tests 15% Topic tests (3 x 5%)
Final Exam 25% Final Exam
Research participation 4% Research participation

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

O’Shea, R. P. & McKenzie, W. A; Writing for psychology ; 6; South Melbourne: Cengage, 2013.

Indicative Fees

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 .

All PSYC105 Occurrences

  • PSYC105-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • PSYC105-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)