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Foundations of Psychology (10444.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


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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. These theories and methods are applied to research areas such as sensation and perception; consciousness; learning; human memory; language and thought; motivation and emotion, personality and intelligence; and cross-cultural and indigenous psychology.

Learning Outcomes

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 and engage with the psychological literature; and

4. Apply the American Psychological Association's (APA) referencing conventions in their writing.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two hours of lectures and one hour of tutorials per week in flexible mode.





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Equivalent Units

4310 Psychology 102

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