Foundations of Psychology (10444.1)
|Level:||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|
Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Psychology|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2021 Winter Term DR Petra BUERGELT (Ph: ) FLEXIBLE 2021 Semester 2 DR Tricia BROWN (Ph: +61 2 62015362 ) FLEXIBLE
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In this unit students are introduced to the foundations of psychology. An overview of the main theoretical frameworks and methods used in psychology is provided, including the history and philosophy underpinning the science of psychology and the social, cultural, historical and professional influences on the practice of psychology. These theories and methods are applied to research areas such as sensation and perception; developmental psychology; consciousness; learning; human memory; language and thought; motivation and emotion, personality; and cross-cultural and Indigenous psychology. Throughout the unit we will provide insights into how people in diverse cultures perceive, think and behave, including Indigenous worldviews, knowledges and practices.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe some of the main research areas in Psychology;
2. Explain the major psychological theories and findings relevant to these main study areas;
3. Reflect on and engage with psychological knowledges to identify and solve challenges in personal and professional contexts; and
4. Build awareness of the diversity of individuals and cultures in practical and research settings, including with respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and other culturally diverse populations.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2020
- Winter Term, 2020
Two hours of lectures and one hour of tutorials per week in flexible mode.
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