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PY1101 - Exploring Psychology 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare 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

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Dr Carolyn Timms
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd, <Person not found>, 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 (30%); research participation (5%);tutorial participation (5%) (40%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Denise Dillon, Dr Patrick Lin, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); essay/assignment/lab reports (30%); research participation (5%);tutorial participation (5%) (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Coordinator: Dr Connar McShane
Lecturers: Dr Denise Dillon, Dr Connar McShane, Dr Patrick Lin, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); essay/assignment/lab reports (30%); research participation (5%);tutorial participation (5%) (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Coordinator: Dr Connar McShane
Lecturers: Dr Denise Dillon, Dr Connar McShane, Dr Patrick Lin, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); essay/assignment/lab reports (30%); research participation (5%);tutorial participation (5%) (40%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Kerry McBain, Dr Connar McShane, <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 (30%); research participation (5%);tutorial participation (5%) (40%).

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