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PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Psychology is concerned with understanding why people act and think as they do and how people differ. This course provides students with an understanding of the major concepts, techniques, and theoretical perspectives in psychology. Students will gain an appreciation of the main fields within the discipline; The major concepts of developmental psychology, personality, cross-cultural psychology, psychological disorders, therapy, health, and social psychology are introduced. Students will learn the correct procedures for presenting written material, citing references and constructing a reference list in the writing format recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA). Thus, it provides the foundational knowledge and core skills built on in subsequent undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses to deepen discipline knowledge and strengthen skills.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Semester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023