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Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2 (PSYC10004)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codePSYC10004
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2 focuses on the development of the individual and their interaction with their environment and considers what the consequences are, both when this interaction proceeds smoothly and when it does not proceed smoothly. Questions concerning human development giving attention to cognitive and to social-emotional aspects are explored. An understanding of some basic issues in human development is complemented with an examination of the nature and development of personality and human interaction in social groups and cultural settings.

The course is designed to raise significant questions prompting students to think about behaviour and to explore possible answers. Students will be introduced to the tools used in psychology to find answers to these questions. A common research-centred framework is adopted and the statistical tools that support this framework are introduced and developed as an integral part of the course. Psychology derives its approaches and questions from both science and the arts.

Intended learning outcomes

  • To introduce the broad areas and varied approaches that comprise the field of psychology;
  • To develop an understanding of some key psychological concepts and theories from several areas of psychology;
  • To develop skills in the use and evaluation of scientific methodology and enquiry, including research design and data analysis;
  • To develop basic skills in the critical evaluation of psychological literature;
  • To develop skills in report writing as it applies to the study of psychology.

Generic skills

On completion of Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2 students should be able to:

  • apply analytical skills to new issues;
  • apply a hypothesis testing approach to new questions, including formulation of a research question, collection of relevant observations, analysis and interpretation of data using basic descriptive statistics to arrive at a conclusion; communicate the findings of empirical studies.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required for this subject

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

512-121 Introductory Social, Developmental and Clinical Psychology 1, 512-128 Mind, Brain & Behaviour 2 & 880002 Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2.

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards of Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit Website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Assessment

Description

One three hour examination (end of semester examination period) (55% of total mark)

A laboratory report in two related parts of not more than 2000 words in total (during the semester) (40% of total mark)

Participation in five hours of research activities (by the end of week 6) (5% of total mark)

Students must complete all components of the assessment and achieve an aggregate score of 50% in the subject to be eligible for a pass

Attendance at 80% or more of laboratory classes are hurdle requirement

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorJudi Humberstone
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 one hour lectures (three times a week), and 24 hours (12 x 2 hours) of practical classes and tutorials. 5 hours of research participation.
    Total time commitment172 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

    enquiry-psych@unimelb.edu.au

    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Time commitment details

172 hours

Further information

Prescribed texts

Haslam, N. (2007). Introduction to Personality and Intelligence. London: Sage.

Recommended texts and other resources

Eysenck, M.W. (2009) Fundamentals of Psychology. Hove, Sussex, UK: Psychology Press/Palgrave Macmillan.

Smyth, T.R. (2004) The Principles of Writing in Psychology Basingstoke, Hampshie, UK: Palgrave MacmillanRanzijn, R. McConnochie, K. & Nolan W. (2009) Psychology and indigenous Australians: Foundations of cultural competence. Palgrave MacmillanGravetter,

F.J. & Wallnau L.B. (2009) Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences (7th ed.). Belmont CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning Gravetter,

F.J. & Forzano, L-A. B. (2010) Research Methods for the Behavioural Sciences (custom publication of the complete book) Belmont CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

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Last updated: 12 December 2017