PSYC106-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


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 five major domains: personality, abnormal, social, developmental, and organisational psychology. You will also learn about the different research methods used in each of these domains

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

Timetable Note

Lectures self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, 12 July, and Labs self-allocation will be accessible through My Timetable on Monday, 19 July.

Lab classes will start from the second week of the term, beginning 26 July.


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Examination 20%
Lab Exercises/Quizzes 24%
E-activities 12%
Research Participation 4%
Research Assignments 20%
Mid-Semester Test 20%

2018 Assessment to be advised

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

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

There is no specific textbook in the traditional sense. The primary material, which is available to download free of charge, is from Noba - . Some lecturers may also assign supplementary readings.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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 .

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