PSYC106-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019


An introduction to social psychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and abnormal psychology.

Psychology is a diverse and thriving science devoted to understanding behaviour and the human mind. In PSYC106 you will receive an introduction to four major domains: personality, abnormal, social, and developmental psychology, in addition to applied and industrial/organizational psychology. You will also learn about the different research methods used in each of these domains. The course text listed below contains relevant reading materials for the different lecture modules (see Chapters 11 – 17). Some lectures 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 developmental, social, abnormal, and   applied psychology.
(b) Have gained an understanding of key concepts and theories in developmental, social, abnormal, and applied psychology.
(c) Have practiced some of the research techniques in the laboratory that 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

Course Coordinator

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


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Multi-choice End-of-Year Exam 32%
Laboratory Exercises 16%
Research Participation 5%
Research Report 15%
Multi-choice Test 32%

2018 Assessment to be advised

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 PSYC106 Occurrences

  • PSYC106-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019