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: SSC511
  • 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. 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

  • Introduction to Psychology Developmental Psychology: Developing through the lifespan; gender & sexuality
  • Psychology & Culture Cognitive Psychology: Sensation and perception; learning & memory; thinking, language, and
  • intelligence
  • Psychology & Theology Psychobiology and Neuroscience: Neuroscience and consciousness; motivation and emotion
  • Developmental Psychology Clinical Psychology: Personality
  • Health Psychology Abnormal Psychology: Psychological disorders
  • Biological Psychology & Neuroscience Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology: Sensation & Perception Health Psychology: Stress, Health and Human Flourishing; Biological, Psychological, Social & Spiritual
  • Models
  • 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 (e-Learning)
  • Intensives
  • Extensive

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.