EXPERIMENTAL FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

PSY1EFP

2020

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPSY1PYA OR PSY1PSA OR PSY11PSA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Psychological Science

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGazzaniga, M. S.

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherW.W. Norton & Company.

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Source locationN/A

Handbook of the School of Psychology.

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAmerican Psychological Association

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAmerican Psychological Association

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Locate appropriate information sources and prepare a logical and well supported argument based upon the current research literature.
02. Apply ethical guidelines governing appropriate academic conduct.
03. Apply key areas of psychological enquiry with awareness of cultural differences and the need for cultural sensitivity, with particular consideration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One critical essay (1,500-words) This is the largest piece of work (1500 word limit) you are required to submit for this subject. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology. The Minor essay provides the basis for writing the Major essay.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2
One 2-hour examination (2, 000 words) The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination consists of multiple choice questions with four response choices that assess key knowledge presented in the subject.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3
One brief essay (500-words) The 500 word written assignment describing and defining the topic will be the first individually submitted piece of work to be submitted for PSY1EFP. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2
One group oral presentation (250-words equivalent per student) The Oral Presentation is a group activity. The aim will be to present a summary of each section of an empirical research article, including the introduction, method, results and discussion.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One critical essay (1,500-words) This is the largest piece of work (1500 word limit) you are required to submit for this subject. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology. The Minor essay provides the basis for writing the Major essay.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2
One 2-hour examination (2, 000 words) The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination consists of multiple choice questions with four response choices that assess key knowledge presented in the subject.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3
One brief essay (500-words) The 500 word written assignment describing and defining the topic will be the first individually submitted piece of work to be submitted for PSY1EFP. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2
One group oral presentation (250-words equivalent per student) The Oral Presentation is a group activity. The aim will be to present a summary of each section of an empirical research article, including the introduction, method, results and discussion.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One critical essay (1,500-words) This is the largest piece of work (1500 word limit) you are required to submit for this subject. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology. The Minor essay provides the basis for writing the Major essay.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2
One 2-hour examination (2, 000 words) The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination consists of multiple choice questions with four response choices that assess key knowledge presented in the subject.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3
One brief essay (500-words) The 500 word written assignment describing and defining the topic will be the first individually submitted piece of work to be submitted for PSY1EFP. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2
One group oral presentation (250-words equivalent per student) The Oral Presentation is a group activity. The aim will be to present a summary of each section of an empirical research article, including the introduction, method, results and discussion.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One critical essay (1,500-words) This is the largest piece of work (1500 word limit) you are required to submit for this subject. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology. The Minor essay provides the basis for writing the Major essay.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2
One 2-hour examination (2, 000 words) The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination consists of multiple choice questions with four response choices that assess key knowledge presented in the subject.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3
One brief essay (500-words) The 500 word written assignment describing and defining the topic will be the first individually submitted piece of work to be submitted for PSY1EFP. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2
One group oral presentation (250-words equivalent per student) The Oral Presentation is a group activity. The aim will be to present a summary of each section of an empirical research article, including the introduction, method, results and discussion.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One critical essay (1,500-words) This is the largest piece of work (1500 word limit) you are required to submit for this subject. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology. The Minor essay provides the basis for writing the Major essay.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2
One 2-hour examination (2, 000 words) The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination consists of multiple choice questions with four response choices that assess key knowledge presented in the subject.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3
One brief essay (500-words) The 500 word written assignment describing and defining the topic will be the first individually submitted piece of work to be submitted for PSY1EFP. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2
One group oral presentation (250-words equivalent per student) The Oral Presentation is a group activity. The aim will be to present a summary of each section of an empirical research article, including the introduction, method, results and discussion.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2

On-Line, 2020, Summer 2 , Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 2 - 7
Two 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 2 - 7
Two 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One critical essay (1,500-words) This is the largest piece of work (1500 word limit) you are required to submit for this subject. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology. The Minor essay provides the basis for writing the Major essay.N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2
One 2-hour examination (2, 000 words) The duration of the examination is 2 hours. The examination consists of multiple choice questions with four response choices that assess key knowledge presented in the subject.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3
One brief essay (500-words) The 500 word written assignment describing and defining the topic will be the first individually submitted piece of work to be submitted for PSY1EFP. You will critically analyse research to define the key terms and issues to identify lines of evidence to support an argument for or against a prescribed issue in Psychology.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2
One group oral presentation (250-words equivalent per student) The Oral Presentation is a group activity. The aim will be to present a summary of each section of an empirical research article, including the introduction, method, results and discussion.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2