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PY2111 - Learning and Behaviour

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

  • ability to critically think about and discuss classic and contemporary issues and debates in learning and behaviour;
  • acquire familiarity and experience with American Psychological Association writing and stylistic conventions;
  • familiarise students with current theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of learning and behaviour;
  • provide students with 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

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 21-Jul-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr Lidia Suarez.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: Dr Anne Swinbourne.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (30%).

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.