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PY2111 - Learning Processes, Behaviour and Performance

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

The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to the key theories and research in the psychology of learning. It primarily covers classic and contemporary models of learning based on associative principles (classical and instrumental conditioning). It will present practical applications of these basic principles in areas such as drug addiction, mental health and education. It also tracks the historical development of learning theories and presents their major contributions to the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

  • students will have developed the ability to critically review and discuss classic and contemporary issues and debates in learning and behaviour;
  • students will have acquired experience with American Psychological Association writing and stylistic conventions;
  • students will be able to identify of current theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of learning and behaviour;
  • students will have the necessary skills to apply learning theory and research methodology to real world problems.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: PY1101 or PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY2102

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Bridget McConnell
Lecturer: Dr Richard Kocsis.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (25%); assignments (25%); mini assignment (10%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Dr Bridget McConnell
    Lecturer: Dr Richard Kocsis.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 24 hours tutorials
      Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (25%); assignments (25%); mini assignment (10%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 24 hours practicals
        Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); other exams (25%); assignments (25%); mini assignment (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.