Details for Principles of Psychology

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC511
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar



Awards offering Principles of Psychology

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

Unit Content


  1. Develop 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
  • Cognitive Psychology: Sensation and perception; learning & memory; thinking, language, and intelligence
  • Biological Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychology: Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology: Psychological disorders
  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology: Stress, Health and Human Flourishing
  • Psychology and theology
  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives
  • Psychology and culture

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives

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

Assessment Methods

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

Prescribed Text

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

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any texts.