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PY1102 - Exploring Psychology: from Perception to Reality

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Written > Lab/Practical report - (35%) - Individual
  • Participation > Research/Project participation - (10%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: submit the lab/practical report and exam; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

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Combinations:
PY1105

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours online interactive lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.