Psychology 102 (4310.5)
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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 outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students 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. Understand and be able to communicate ideas relating to behavior and mental processes, and demonstrate skills reflective of critical engagement with psychological literature and methods employed in psychology; and
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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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. (2018). Introduction to Psychology-Australian edition: A Top Hat Interactive Text. Toronto, Canada: Top Hat.
The textbook has been customised for this unit. Please also note, this textbook is also prescribed for the unit 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour. If you plan to take this unit, you can choose to purchase the year access option.
How do you get the book?
1. Click on this link: https://app.tophat.com/e/005441
2. Sign-up for a Top Hat online account ($11.00 or $21.00 for year-long access)
3. Follow the prompts to access the textbook ($63.00 - this covers lifetime access to this text)
If you need any assistance with setting up your account or downloading your interactive text, please see these Support Articles to help:
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Your textbook will be applied at checkout for the total cost of $ 74.00.
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Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students must attempt all assessment items and achieve an overall mark of at least 50% for this unit.
If you receive a mark in excess of the 50% for this unit, but have not completed ALL assessment items, you will fail this unit.
Please read this information BEFORE contacting your unit convenor for an extension.
- Extensions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
- Students are expected to work on the assessment items throughout the teaching period. Early communication of problems is strongly advised. Early in the teaching period students should assess whether they will reasonably be able to complete the unit and should consider withdrawing by the census date if necessary.
- Requests will require documentary evidence (see below for information on acceptable documentation) and must be submitted to the unit convenor. An extension will not be granted on the grounds of academic or employment workload, for undocumented issues, or for technical problems.
- To request an extension, email the unit convener with "Extension request" in the subject line and include:
a. Assessment item for which the extension is requested (and which unit)
b. Length of extension requested
c. Reason for extension request
d. Attach documentary evidence. Appropriate evidence includes the following:
i. A medical certificate signed by a registered medical, dental or health practitioner. The certificate must contain the registered provider number, the duration of the student's incapacity to study, and the date of consultation.
ii. A death notice or other appropriate documentation for bereavement.
- The unit convener will consider your request, determine the length of the extension to be granted and email you advising whether your request has been approved or declined. If approved, the new due date will also appear on your Canvas site where your assignment is submitted.
- Penalties for late submission (without an approved extension) of assessed work will be applied. Marks will be deducted at the rate of 5% of the value of the assessment item per day it is overdue (including weekends). For example, if an assignment is worth 40 marks, 2 marks will be deducted each day. Submissions received more than seven (7) days after the prescribed date and time will not be accepted for marking, and a mark of zero (0) will be awarded for the item.
- Assignments submitted after the due date, regardless of whether an extension was granted, will be returned at a later date than those submitted on time.
- Assignment submissions will not be accepted once the university examination period has commenced unless an extension has been granted in writing before the end of the teaching period. Such extensions will be granted only in extreme circumstances.
Supplementary assessment is only offered to students who fail this unit provided the student is in his/her final semester, this unit is required for course completion, and the student has gained a final mark for this unit between 45% and 49%. For more information see https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/369
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.
Note: In order to pass this unit, students must submit/attempt all assessment items. Students must also achieve an overall mark of at least 50% in order to be eligible to receive a pass grade in this unit.
Inclusion and engagement
Inclusion and Welfare students also need to adhere to the same extension requirements as all other students – that is: if an extension for an assessment item is required, a request for extension form MUST be completed and forwarded to the unit convenor for approval, prior to the due date.
This unit is offered in flexible mode. Students are expected to attend or listen to lectures online, and participate in face-to-face or online tutorials.
Required IT skills
It is expected that all students will have basic word processing skills and be able to navigate Canvas and to perform literature searches using databases.
Regular access to Canvas is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit to enable access to announcements, student discussion forums, completion of online quizzes, and for online submission of assignments.
It is the student's reponsibility to ensure that any written assessment submitted to Canvas is in the correct Word or rtf format, as corrupt files cannot be accessed for marking.
If you are unfamiliar with searching specialist data bases for accessing Psychology journals, please see the UC Library site for details: http://www.canberra.edu.au/library/start-your-research/research_help
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made via lectures and/or Canvas are deemed to have been received by all students.
Communication with staff and fellow students via Discussion Forums
In this unit we encourage you to engage in discussion and activities via forums on Canvas. Please be respectful to all those participating in the forums by ensuring that you use appropriate forms of communication. For example, we discourage the use of 'text talk' and encourage the use of prose - that is, full sentences using appropriate spelling and grammatical expression. We also discourage rude, insulting, disparaging or sarcastic comments directed towards staff or fellow students.
The University of Canberra has a Student Code of Conduct, which will be utilised in the event of such breaches.
The Unit Convener receives numerous emails each day. To assist with providing a timely response to all student queries, please assess the following before emailing:
a) Can the question be addressed via Canvas?
b) Is the Unit Convener the appropriate person to contact?
c) Is the information provided in the unit outline?
If the Unit Convener is the most appropriate person to contact, then please observe the following:
a) Within the subject line, write: Psych 102_ Student
b) Indicate who you are by including your name at the end of your message/query
c) Allow 3 to 4 working days for a response
d) Use appropriate and polite language (not text style or disrespectful language)
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