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PY1102 - Exploring Psychology: from Perception to Reality

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Psychological science explores the 'how and why' behind processes and behaviour. This subject provides a systematic introduction to the way in which humans perceive, process, learn, retrieve, respond to and utilise information about their environment. Students are introduced to the pivotal concepts and seminal works in a number of key areas in psychology: learning, sensation and perception, social cognition, group processes and consciousness. In order to gain an integrated and comprehensive overview of the content and methodology of psychology as a whole, students who have not already done PY1101 are encouraged to do so.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop a preliminary grounding in the intellectual history of the discipline in key areas of psychology;
  • identify the way humans perceive, process, learn, retrieve, respond to and utilise information about their environment;
  • compare the methods of psychological science and their application in relation to mental processes and behaviour.
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Combinations:
PY1105

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Connar McShane, Dr Kayla Morris
Lecturers: Dr Connar McShane, Dr Kayla Morris.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); lab report (30%); applied activities (10%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Dr Connar McShane, Dr Kayla Morris
    Lecturers: Dr Carolyn Timms, Assoc. Professor Marie Caltabiano.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); lab report (30%); applied activities (10%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 12 hours tutorials
        Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); lab report (30%); applied activities (10%).

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
        Census Date 11-Apr-2019
        Contact hours:
        • 26 hours lectures
        • 12 hours tutorials
          Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); lab report (30%); applied activities (10%).

          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.