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: Rebecca Loundar


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

  • 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 (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.