Fundamentals of Psychology

PSY10008 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.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

More teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

Results:
1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

Census:
5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

Dates:
7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

Results:
28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

Census:
2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22


Aims and objectives

This unit of study provides students with a broad introduction to foundational concepts and methods in psychological science as they apply to our experiences, perceptions and behaviour as social beings, and includes coverage of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, and social psychology. This unit also provides students with introductory training in psychological research methods.


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: learning, memory, and cognition; developmental psychology; social psychology; intelligence, and other individual differences;
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 people’s everyday experiences and behaviours.