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: SSC503
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar

Awards offering Introduction to Psychology

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills in the discipline of psychology;
  2. Compare and contrast the main theories and streams of contemporary psychology;
  3. Reflect critically on the integration of psychological concepts and your own worldview.

Subject Content

  • 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

  • Onsite (on campus)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensive

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

Assessment Methods

  • Exam (20%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Critical Reflection (30%)

Prescribed Text

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

Please consult your instructor before purchasing any textbooks.