PSYC106-21SU1 (D) Summer Jan 2021 start (Distance)

Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 11 January 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 February 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 17 January 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 January 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 industrial and organisational 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. Some lectures may also require supplementary reading. Details for the latter will be provided by individual lecturers during the course (these will be made available on Learn).

Learning Outcomes

  • On successfully passing this course, students will:
  • Have learned some of the key terms used in the study of developmental, social, abnormal, and applied psychology.
  • Have gained an understanding of key concepts and theories in development, social, abnormal and applied psychology.
  • Have practiced some of the research techniques in the labs that are used to gain scientific knowledge in psychology.
  • Have demonstrated elementary abilities in handling quantitative data is psychology.
  • Have demonstrated abilities to write clearly about research procedures and data in research assignments.


PSYC103, PSYC104

Course Coordinator

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


NOTE: It is the policy of this course that late work is not accepted. Requests for assignment extensions must be submitted well in advance of the due date. For any issues related to test sittings you must contact the course coordinator as soon as possible.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Schacter, D., Gilbert, D., Wegner, D., & Hood, B; Psychology ; 3rd European Edition; London: Palgrave, 2020.

NOTE: Required readings will be assigned and/or supplied on Learn in each weeks’ section.

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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