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PY1101 - Exploring Psychology 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

A general introduction to the theories, methods, findings and applications of modern scientific psychology. Topics covered include history, methods, the nervous system, memory, cognition, intelligence, motivation and emotion, development, health psychology, personality and psychological disorders. In order to gain a comprehensive appreciation of the content and methodology of psychology as a whole, students are strongly encouraged to enrol also in PY1102.

Learning Outcomes

  • a preliminary grounding in the intellectual history of the discipline;
  • an appreciation of the way in which research findings in psychology might be applied to the understanding and solution of human problems;
  • an introduction to the content, concepts and methods of selected sub-fields within psychology.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY1001 PY1003 PY1104 PY1105

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturers: Dr Kerry McBain, Dr Connar McShane, Dr Leh Woon Mok, Miss Jennifer Francis, Dr Ryan Anderson, Dr Peter Raggatt.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); laboratory report (30%); research participation (5%);tutorial participation (5%) (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Carolyn Timms
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd, Dr David Cottrell, Assoc. Professor Deborah Graham, Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); laboratory report (30%); research participation (5%);tutorial participation (5%) (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturers: Dr Denise Dillon, Dr Patrick Lin, Dr Koong Foo, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); lab report(30%) research participation (5%);tutorial participation (5%) (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturers: Dr Denise Dillon, Dr Patrick Lin, Dr Koong Foo, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); lab report (30%); research participation (5%);tutorial participation (5%) (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturers: Dr Denise Dillon, Dr Patrick Lin, Dr Koong Foo, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); laboratory report (30%); research participation (5%); tutorial participation (5%) (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.