Fundamentals of Psychology

PSY70012 12.5 Credit Points Online

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Swinburne Online: Fully online

2020 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
2 Nov 20 - 7 Feb 21

Results:
2 Mar 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Nov 20

Census:
27 Nov 20


Prerequisites

Admission into GD-PSYS Graduate Diploma of Psychology

Aims and objectives

This unit, along with PSY70011 Psychology 100, 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: 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.
 
2020 
 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 identify the main ethical issues in psychological research;
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.
 
 
 
 

Courses with unit

Prior to 2020 this unit was titled Psychology 101