EXPERIMENTAL FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

PSY1EFP

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

One of the most exciting things about studying psychology is that it is both a discipline like mathematics or geography and a practice like law or medicine. In this subject we will explore a number of core experimental approaches and findings in psychology which will orient the student to the science of the discipline. We will focus on how your brain works in creating your behaviour, how brain and behaviour change across the lifespan, how and why you are different from other people, how you sense the world and how you process and understand the information that arises from your senses.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY1PYA, PSY11PSA, PSY1PSA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)RecommendedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size897

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1500-word critical essay35
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: Students are required to attend 75% of tutorials.50
one 500-word essay10
one group debate5

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size897

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1500-word critical essay35
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: Students are required to attend 75% of tutorials.50
one 500-word essay10
one group debate5

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size897

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1500-word critical essay35
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: Students are required to attend 75% of tutorials.50
one 500-word essay10
one group debate5

Mildura, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size897

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1500-word critical essay35
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: Students are required to attend 75% of tutorials.50
one 500-word essay10
one group debate5

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size897

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1500-word critical essay35
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: Students are required to attend 75% of tutorials.50
one 500-word essay10
one group debate5