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.

Quick Info

  • 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:

Unit Content


  1. Develop your critical thinking skills in the discipline of psychology;
  2. Compare and contrast the main theories and streams of contemporary psychology;
  3. Critique where relevant the integration of psychological concepts and your worldview.

Subject Content

  1. Developmental Psychology: Developing through the lifespan; gender & sexuality
  2. Cognitive Psychology: Sensation and perception; learning & memory; thinking, language, and intelligence
  3. Psychobiology and Neuroscience: Neuroscience and consciousness; motivation and emotion
  4. Clinical Psychology: Personality
  5. Abnormal Psychology: Psychological disorders
  6. Social Psychology
  7. 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)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Exam (30%)
  • Major Essay (35%)
  • Critical Reflection (35%)

Prescribed Text

  • Weiten, W. (2017). Psychology: Themes and variations (10th ed). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.

Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks.