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PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B

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 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.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023