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Semester 1

Psychology 1A (PSYL08009)







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Course Summary

This course aims to develop an integrated understanding of modern approaches to some of the core areas of psychology (the remaining core areas to be covered in Psychology 1B). Students are also presented with a broader historical, conceptual and methodological framework of scientific and psychological research. Besides this, students are taught and can practice a range of general research skills.

Course Description

The course will cover four core areas of psychology. It will consist of 4 lecture blocks of six lectures plus additional lectures covering broader historical, conceptual and methodological topics. Each block will be accompanied by a lecture content-oriented tutorial and a lab that teaches and enhances a general research-related or transferable skill. Halfway through the course, in week 6, is Activity week, when typical lectures, labs and tutorials are suspended. The Activity week draws inspiration from the University-wide Innovative Learning Week. The Activity week activities are not assessed.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 50%, Coursework 50%, Practical Exam 0%

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