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PY1101 - Exploring Psychology 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Michele Surbey, Dr Beryl Buckby, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Dr Peter Raggatt.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); essay/assignment/laboratory reports (35%); research participation (5%) (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: 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%); essay/assignment/laboratory reports (35%); research participation (5%); (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 21-Jul-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Ms Senthu Jeyaraj, Dr Patrick Lin.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); essay/assignment/lab reports (35%); research participation (5%) (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); essay/assignment/lab reports (35%); research participation (5%) (40%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 17-Nov-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Ms Senthu Jeyaraj.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 16 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); essay/assignment/lab reports (35%); research participation (5%) (40%).

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.