SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY

PSY1SFP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to the philosophical, historical and methodological foundations of the discipline of psychology. You will critically examine how theories are developed and used in psychological science and examine how they are operationalised in experimental contexts. As part of a team, you will propose your own research question in an applied area of psychology and present this enquiry to your class, and as an individual you will analyse, present and discuss the results in a written report. 

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesFormative: Tutorial class exercises, online activities, online quizzes, oral group presentation. Summative: Lab report, examination. 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsPSY1HPM

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

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 - 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. Apply an understanding of the historical, philosophical and methodological foundations of psychology, including the ethical guidelines governing psychological practice and research to contexts beyond those of psychology itself.
02. Critically evaluate the research design, analysis and interpretation of a basic investigation in psychology, including identification and description of potential cultural biases arising from psychological research and assessment methods.
03. Design a basic research study on a behavioural phenomenon and develop a logical and well supported conclusion based on empirical evidence, including potential solutions to resolve issues such as cultural bias.
04. Identify and use appropriate information sources to support an oral and written argument with appropriate formatting and referencing schemes acceptable to international standards, and demonstrate appropriate ethical conduct (e.g. avoiding plagiarism and collusion) in line with professional expectations.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Class requirements

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10-minute group discussion and display poster presentation. (500-word equivalent, 10-minute oral presentation)  

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Laboratory Report (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 x Online Quizzes at mid and end of semester, 2 x 1000 words equivalent (2 x 60 minutes each) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10-minute group discussion and display poster presentation. (500-word equivalent, 10-minute oral presentation)  

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Laboratory Report (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 x Online Quizzes at mid and end of semester, 2 x 1000 words equivalent (2 x 60 minutes each) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Class requirements

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10-minute group discussion and display poster presentation. (500-word equivalent, 10-minute oral presentation)  

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Laboratory Report (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 x Online Quizzes at mid and end of semester, 2 x 1000 words equivalent (2 x 60 minutes each) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10-minute group discussion and display poster presentation. (500-word equivalent, 10-minute oral presentation)  

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Laboratory Report (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 x Online Quizzes at mid and end of semester, 2 x 1000 words equivalent (2 x 60 minutes each) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Class requirements

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10-minute group discussion and display poster presentation. (500-word equivalent, 10-minute oral presentation)  

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Laboratory Report (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 x Online Quizzes at mid and end of semester, 2 x 1000 words equivalent (2 x 60 minutes each) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10-minute group discussion and display poster presentation. (500-word equivalent, 10-minute oral presentation)  

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Laboratory Report (1500 words) 

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 x Online Quizzes at mid and end of semester, 2 x 1000 words equivalent (2 x 60 minutes each) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2