Psychology 101 (4309.5)
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|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 outcomesAt the end of this unit it is expected that you will:
1. be familiar with some of the major topics in psychology;
2. be able to demonstrate knowledge of theory and research and issues related to these topics;
3. be able to describe and understand the research methods employed in psychology;
4. be familiar with how to write in psychology using the American Psychological Association's referencing conventions.
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
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A package of texts is recommended for this unit. Details of texts included in the package are presented below. Please note that there is both a printed textbook option and an e-book option available.
Printed textbooks package option:
Burton, L., Westen, D., & Kowalski, R. (2015), Psychology: 4th Australian & New Zealand Edition (printed textbook) + iStudy with Cyberpsych Version + An Interactive Approach to Writing Essays and Research Reports in Psychology 4th ed ISBN: 9780730316176
This package is available for purchase from the University Co-op Bookshop or from Wiley Direct.
A limited number of copies of the Burton, Westen and Kowalski (2015) and the text on writing essays and research reports in psychology (Burton) will also be available to borrow from the University library.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, the essay, quizzes and final exam must be submitted for evaluation and students need to achieve an overall 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 or access online all lectures and participate in tutorials. Students can choose to attend face to face tutorials or participate in the equivalent online learning environment. 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.
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. If you are unfamiliar with searching specialist databases for accessing Psychology Journals please see the UC library site for details of training sessions.
Students enrolled in the online tutorial will access tutorial materials via the Canvas Virtual Room (recordings, activities) and can use the forum to communicate with your tutor and other students.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made via lectures and/or Canvas are deemed to have been made to the whole group.
- Winter Term, 2018, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (180578)
- Semester 1, 2018, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (179837)
- Winter Term, 2017, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (164552)
- Semester 1, 2017, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (163885)
- Winter Term, 2016, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (152420)
- Semester 1, 2016, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (153685)
- Winter Term, 2015, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (141164)
- Semester 1, 2015, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (145571)