Understanding People and Behaviour (11399.1)
|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 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 outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Be familiar with the major theories and research in psychology;
2. Be able to demonstrate knowledge of why people behave as they do in a range of situations; and
3. Be able to apply this knowledge in practical exercises and in written assessment.
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 - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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
Equivalent units4309 Psychology 101
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Flexible||Dr Lean O'Brien|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||01 June 2021||Flexible||Dr Maxime Pelland|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Dr Lean O'Brien|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Flexible||Dr Maxime Pelland|
The prescribed textbook is a customised version of 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. Top Hat Monocle.
The textbook has been customised for unit 11399 and contains only the readings relevant to this course. Please note, this textbook is also prescribed for Foundations of Psychology (10444) in Semester 2. If you plan to take this unit, you can choose to purchase the year access option which will give you access to the textbook for the whole year rather than only for the current semester.
How do you get the book?
1. Click on this link: https://app.tophat.com/e/348128 or search by Join Code: 490611
2. Sign-up for a Top Hat online account ($14.00 or $27.00 for year-long access)
3. Follow the prompts to access the textbook ($63.00 - this covers lifetime access to this text so you will have it after the unit and your Top Hat account finish)
If you need any assistance with setting up your account or downloading your interactive text, please see these Support Articles to help:
- 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
Should you require assistance with Top Hat at any time, please contact their Support Team directly by way of email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by phone at 1800 847 966, or through the in-app Support button.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
In order to pass this unit, the quizzes, short answer assessment, and the final exam must be submitted for evaluation, plus overall students need to achieve a mark of at least 50% for this unit.
If you receive a mark in excess of 50% for this unit, but have not completed the compulsory assessment items, you will fail this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to attend live sessions or listen to recordings for all lectures and tutorials. When attending and participating in lectures and tutorials, it is expected that students be mindful of others' rights to teach/learn, be respectful of staff and fellow students by having mobile phones switched off or to silent mode, and that personal/private conversations be conducted outside the classroom environment.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have basic IT skills in order to navigate Canvas. Regular access to Canvas is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit to enable access to announcements, discussion forums, completion of online quizzes and for online submission of assignments. It is also expected that all students will have basic word processing skills.
For Students enrolled in the Online Tutorials
The online tutorials involve using the Blackboard Collaborate tool. Blackboard Collaborate provides a virtual classroom or meeting room where you can 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. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help and click on the link to Blackboard Collaborate.Students.
The online tutorials will be accessable via the Canvas Virtual Room - Lecture 1 will show you how to do this.
The EBook for this unit is NOT available from The School Locker - please refer to section 4a of this unit outline
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made via lectures and/or Canvas are deemed to have been made to the whole group
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