2014 unit code: PSY10004 (formerly LSY101)
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||36 hours over the teaching period (normally 3 hours per week)|
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This is a prescribed unit of study in the Social Science Major/s. It may also be undertaken as a unit of study in any other Swinburne degree program, subject to the prerequisite and degree requirements.
Aims and objectives
Psychology 101 and Psychology 100 are designed to introduce students to a wide variety of introductory content areas that form the building blocks of psychology that are developed further in more advanced units.
Units will be taught in a variety of modes including face to face, online, distance and blended modes. Delivery of this unit may be through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, seminars and online.
Written reports (individual) 45%
Online tests (individual) 15%
Examination (individual) 40%
REP (up to 6% extra-credit)
Generic skills outcomes
This unit will provide discipline-based knowledge and professional capabilities and experiences contributing to students progress in attaining generic skills such as:
• Analysis skills and problem solving skills
• Understanding of research methodology, including ethics and the critical evaluation of research
• Communications skills
• Writing in a clear, scientific manner
• Basic understanding of how people think and behave
• Ability to work independently
2. Findlay (2012) How to write Psychology Lab Reports, 6th edition.