SPECIAL NOTE: CCC students do this unit partly by video-link
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit providesa further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge in the areas covered by the lecture program.
In practical classes students are introduced to the processes of conducting experiments and writing these up in a style appropriate for the behavioural sciences. Students will be engaged in class-based activities and experiements that highlight some of the key aspects of the topics covered in lectures.
Attendance at practical classes is compulsory.
ASSESSMENT: 2-hr exam in Nov (50%), prac exercises and reports totalling 2,500 words (50%).
TEACHING PATTERN: One 2-hr lecture weekly, six 2-hr practical classes, plus four self-directed prac exercises
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.