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Learning and Behaviour (9625.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

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

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    Syllabus

    The unit introduces students to theories of learning and behaviour change in humans and other animals. Specifically, it will address the theories and application of classical (Pavlovian) conditioning, operant or instrumental conditioning and learning by observation. In addition, the unit will include review and analyses of higher forms of behaviour such as insightful problem solving, creativity and atypical or bizarre behaviours.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Identify, describe and apply the basic principles underlying classical conditioning;

    2. Identify, describe and apply the basic principles underlying operant conditioning; and

    3. Understand, explain and apply the basic premise of observational or social learning.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour AND
    4310 Psychology 102 OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology

    Corequisites

    Enrolment in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling.

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

    Incompatible Units

    None.

    Equivalent Units

    None.


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