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Physiological Psychology (7120.3)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology

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  • Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (180100) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (164160) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (151981) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (140792) - View

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Syllabus

The sensation and perception component examines human perceptual processing by concentrating on psychophysics, the visual and auditory systems, and on the senses of touch, taste and smell. Students will participate in demonstrations and experiments to examine the limitations of human perception. This unit also introduces the biological bases of behaviour, including the structure and function of the nervous and endocrine systems, neuronal structure and function, hormonal influences on psychology, and the role of biological factors in a biopsychosocial model of behaviour.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify the basic principles of learning and perception;

2. Explain how they underlie the everyday observed behaviour of animals and humans; and

3. Understand the nature of biological factors in the biopsychosocial model of psychology and of applications of this knowledge to explaining and, when appropriate, alleviating psychological phenomena.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to four hours per week.

Prerequisites

4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour AND
4310 Psychology 102
OR Permission of the unit convener

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.

Referenced Courses



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