Brain and Behaviour

PSY10007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • Hawthorn On-campus: 36 hours face-to-face Hawthorn Online/OUA: 13 hours Swinburne Online: 12 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2 HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

Dates:
30 Aug 21 - 28 Nov 21

Results:
21 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
12 Sep 21

Census:
20 Sep 21

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Oct 21

More teaching periods
HOL Study Period 4

Dates:
29 Nov 21 - 27 Feb 22

Results:
29 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
12 Dec 21

Census:
20 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Jan 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the structure and function of the brain and how it interacts with the external world to generate thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Applications in health and mental illness are also introduced as well as ethical practice in psychological research.


Unit Learning Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the general methods of investigation employed in psychological research, and show an appreciation of the main issues in research    ethics;
2. Explain key concepts from major content areas in psychology. These include: biological underpinnings of psychology; sensory processes,    perception, and consciousness; motivation, emotion, health, and abnormal psychology;
3. Locate, organise and integrate information from various sources concerning topics and problems relating to psychology;
4. Communicate in a logical and clear manner the results of investigating a topic or problems relating to psychology;
5. Apply psychological theories, methods, and data to explain everyday experiences and behaviours.