Foundations of Psychology (10444.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||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 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||01 June 2021||Flexible||Dr Petra Buergelt|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Mr Ananthan Ambikairajah|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Flexible||Dr Petra Buergelt|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Tricia Brown|
The prescribed textbook for this unit is the interactive Ebook Introduction to Psychology-Australian edition: A Top Hat Interactive Text.
Reference: Altman, M., Jacobi, L., Beston, B., Brown, K., Burton, E. T., Carducci, B., Darlaston-Jones, D., Dudgeon, P., Hummel, J., Lukowski, A., Poplock, S., Slonecker, E., Swisher, M., VanArsdall, J., Vervaeke, J., & Wehe, H. (2021). Introduction to Psychology-Australian edition: A Top Hat Interactive Text. Toronto, Canada: Top Hat.
Please also note, this textbook is also prescribed for Understanding People and Behaviour (UPB) (11399). UPB uses half of the content and this unit uses the other half of the textbook. The textbook has been customised for this unit, which means during the winter semester you will only get to see the content relevant to this unit. However, after the winter semster you will get access to the entire book.
If you already purchased the textbook last semester for UPB, you already paid for the textbook and the program will not make you purchase it again.
If you plan to take this unit parallel during the winter semester or next year in semester 1, you can choose to purchase the year access option and then you don't need to pay for the textbook when you do UPB.
How do you get the book?
- Click on this link: https://app.tophat.com/e/470637
- Sign-up for a Top Hat online account to get access to unit specific customisations to the textbook ($14.00 for Winter Term or $27.00 for year-long access)
- Follow the prompts to access the textbook ($63.00 - this purchase buys you lifetime access to this text so you will have the textbook after the unit and your Top Hat account finished)
If you need any assistance with setting up your account or downloading your interactive text, please consult the following support articles :
- Learn more about Top Hat's iOS App.: https://goo.gl/eF9DQg
- Learn more about Top Hat's Android App.: https://goo.gl/ze2mRe
- Managing your Account Settings: https://goo.gl/z0OFzI
If you choose winter term access at the checkout, your textbook will be applied for the total cost of $ 77.00.
Should you require assistance with Top Hat at any time, please contact their Support Team directly by way of email (email@example.com), by phone at 1800 847 966, or through the in-app Support button.
As this unit runs over the winter semester, which is only 7 weeks rather than 13 weeks, you need to schedule about 20 hours study time per week.
This unit is offered online only.
The textbook and the weekly study materials are provided online via the TopHat website and the UC Canvas site. To get most of your studies, we highly recommend that you:
- read the assigned chapters, provided readings, and the study materials before you participate in or listen to the lectures and tutorials, and
- re-read the readings and lecture handouts after the lectures and tutorials.
Whilst we will make the recordings of the lectures and tutorials available, we highly recommend that you participate in at least one online lecture and tutorial per week. To facilitate participation, we offer topic 1 in the evenings and topic 2 in the mornings to suit different preferences and circumstances. Research has shown that participating in lectures & tutorials is linked to higher grades.
- Weekly topic 1:
- Virtual lecture & tutorial: Tuesday evening 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm
- Weekly topic 2:
- Face-to-face lecture & tutorial: Thursday morning 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Please note that the online lectures and tutorials will be recorded. Hence, to create a professional and safe learning environment, we request that you choose a suitable background (real or image) and use repectful professional language.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online lectures and tutorials in real time using ZOOM, which allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset.
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