EXPERIMENTAL FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Incompatible subjectsPSY1PSA OR PSY1PYA OR PSY11PSA
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
AuthorGazzaniga, M. S.
PublisherW.W. Norton & Company.
Handbook of the School of Psychology.
AuthorAmerican Psychological Association
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 1, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Crowe
LectureWeek: 2 - 7
Two 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.
TutorialWeek: 2 - 7
Two 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.
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.
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.
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.
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.