Brain and Behaviour

PSY70011 12.5 Credit Points Online

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Swinburne Online: Fully online

Prerequisites

Admission into GD-PSYS Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Aims and objectives

This unit, along with PSY70012 Psychology 101, aims to familiarise students with a broad range of key theories and methods in psychology. Students will also be assisted to develop an understanding of psychological conventions and discipline-specific writing skills.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the general methods of investigation employed in psychological research and identify the main ethical issues in psychological research;
2. Explain key concepts from major content areas in psychology. These include: biological underpinnings of psychology; sensory processes, perception, and consciousness; personality; health, clinical, 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 aspects of your everyday experiences and behaviours.
 
2020 
 
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.
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explain the general methods of investigation employed in psychological research, and identify 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 
 
 

Courses with unit

Prior to 2020 this units was titled Psychology 100