Details for Principles of 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: SSC211
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Sharon Garro


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Principles of Psychology

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

Unit Content


  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

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology & Culture
  • Psychology & Theology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Biological Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Psychology: Sensation & Perception
  • Cognitive Psychology: Learning & Memory
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology Today

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (eLearning)
  • Intensives
  • Extensives

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

Assessment Methods

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

Prescribed Text

  • Weiten, W. (2021). Psychology: Themes and variations (11th ed). Thomson/Wadsworth.

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any textbooks.