Unit code: HAY100
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Duration||1 Semester /teaching period|
|Contact hours||36 Hours|
|Corequisites||HMA103 Statistics and Research Methods A|
Aims and objectivesPsychology 100 and Psychology 101 are designed to introduce students to the content and method of psychology.
Online tests (individual) 10-20%
Examination (individual) 35-45%
REP (up to 6% extra-credit)
Generic skills outcomes
- Understanding of research methodology, including ethics.
- Writing in a clear, scientific manner and the critical evaluation of research
- Basic understanding of how people think and behave.
- Psychology as a science
- Ethics in research
- Biological foundations of behaviour
Students in this unit will also complete three hours of research participation through the Research Experience Program (REP), as part of their training in psychology research methods. Students who complete this requirement will be eligible to complete up to three additional hours of research participation (in exchange for up to 6 bonus marks). NB: Marks for this unit will not be recorded at greater than 100%.
Reading materialsStudents wishing to familiarise themselves with concepts in psychology could read any recent introductory psychology text available from most regional libraries.
The text for assignments: How to Write Psychology Laboratory Reports and Essays, by Dr Bruce Findlay, is highly recommended. Further details will be provided in the first lecture.