|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject 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.
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
No prerequisites are required for this subject
512-121 Introductory Social, Developmental and Clinical Psychology 1, 512-128 Mind, Brain & Behaviour 2 & 880002 Mind, Brain and Behaviour 2.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
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 coordinator Judi Humberstone Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 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 commitment 172 hours Teaching period 24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017 Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017 Census date 31 August 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 September 2017 Assessment period ends 17 November 2017
Semester 2 contact information
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Time commitment details
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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