Details for Introduction To Psychology
This subject provides a basic overview of the nature, scope, models and theories of modern psychology and allows you to consider how these may impact on the worldview you currently hold.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: SSC203
- Credit points: 10
- Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar
The following courses are prerequisites:
Awards offering Introduction To Psychology
This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:
- Develop your critical thinking skills in the discipline of psychology;
- Compare and contrast the main theories and streams of contemporary psychology;
- Critique where relevant the integration of psychological concepts and your worldview.
- Developmental Psychology: Developing through the lifespan; gender & sexuality
- Cognitive Psychology: Sensation and perception; learning & memory; thinking, language, and intelligence
- Psychobiology and Neuroscience: Neuroscience and consciousness; motivation and emotion
- Clinical Psychology: Personality
- Abnormal Psychology: Psychological disorders
- Social Psychology
- Health Psychology: Stress, Health and Human Flourishing; Biological, Psychological, Social & Spiritual Models
This course may be offered in the following formats
- Face to Face (onsite)
- Distance/E-Learning (online)
- Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.)
- Extensive (5 days spread over the semester)
- Exam (30%)
- Major Essay (35%)
- Critical Reflection (35%)
- Weiten, W. (2017). Psychology: Themes and variations (10th ed). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.
Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks.