|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 think and act as they do, and how people differ. This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the main concepts, techniques and theoretical perspectives in psychology, and complements the material presented and examined in PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A. Students will gain an appreciation of the major fields within the discipline, including Memory and Learning Strategies, Research Methods in Psychology, the Biological Basis of Behaviour, Motivation and Emotion, Sensation and Perception, Learning through Classical and Operant Conditioning, Intelligence, Thought and Language, and Consciousness. Learn about the research process, and build skills in writing research reports in the APA standard format. In addition, students will participate in psychological research for course credit (Assignment 2). 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.