This is an introduction to the content and methods of psychology. It will cover the major areas such as neuroscience, sensation and perception, learning, cognition, motivation, human development, personality, psychopathology and its treatment, and social psychology.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify basic terminology in the core areas of psychology;
- Explain how the basic terms are defined in the context of psychological research;
- Apply their knowledge to explain specific behaviours beyond the laboratory; and
- Analyze critical issues in psychology.
- Psychology as a Science
- Biological Psychology
- Sensation, Perception and Consciousness
- Learning and Memory
- Thought and Intelligence
- Lifespan Development: Cognitive and Social Dimensions
- Social Psychology
- Health, Stress and Coping
- Psychological Disorders
Restriction(s): PSYC*1100, PSYC*1200
|Essay (2 x 5%)||10%|
|Online Final Exam||30%|
Additional Technical Requirements
This course will use the Respondus tool to invigilate one or more exams. In order to use Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor, you must meet the following technical requirements:
Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
Memory: Windows 2 GB RAM; Mac 512 MB RAM.
For Mac users: Safari must function properly on the computer.
Mac users must have Adobe Flash Player installed to Safari, even if a different browser is normally used.
Functioning webcam and microphone. The webcam and microphone can be built into your computer or can be the type that plugs in with a USB cable. (You will be required to do an environment scan of your room, so please ensure you can move your computer, laptop or webcam for this scan.)
A broadband Internet connection. It is recommended that you access the Internet via a wired connection.
*Course details are subject to change.