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Psychology Units - 1996


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Psychology - Department of Social Work at Launceston

Note: Psychology units offered in Launceston are not accredited by the Australian Psychological Society. Students wishing to qualify as professional psychologists must transfer to the Hobart campus after the first year. Launceston students wishing to major in Psychology in the BA should discuss their selection of units with the Deputy Academic Dean.

External students should note that these units have a compulsory study school attendance of two out of three study schools per semester.



HWP101 Introduction to Psychology A

Is a foundation in psychology giving students an overview of psychology, covering such topics as the history of psychology, its methods and its theories, together with an outline and analysis of the essential features of human behaviour (physical, cognitive and affective). Practical classes introduce students to psychological methods and basic statistical procedures.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr J Brammall, Mr G Hannan, Mr T Thompson
campus & mode Ltn, int & dist.ed
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 2x1-hour lectures, and a 2-hour practical a week
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 3 practical assignments (40%), statistics test (20%), exam in June (40%)
required texts, etc
Wade C and Tavris C, Psychology, 3rd edn, Harper/Collins, 1993.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Arts (R3A)







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HWP102 Introduction to Psychology B

Builds on HWP101, giving students a fuller overview of psychology, with particular emphasis on the uniqueness of the individual and the person in the social environment. Topics include theories of personality, social psychology, adjustment and adaptation.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr J Brammall, Mr G Hannan, Mr T Thompson
campus & mode Ltn, int & dist.ed
unit weight [12.5%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2x1-hour lectures, and a 2-hour practical a week
prerequisites HWP101
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 3 practical assignments (55%), exam in Nov (45%)
required texts, etc
Wade C and Tavris C, Psychology, 3rd edn, Harper/Collins, 1993.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Arts (R3A)







Staff of the Department of Social Work
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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
Details shown above were correct at the time of publication. While every effort is made to keep this information up to date, the University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice.



HWP108 Aviation Psychology I

Expands on topics covered in KJV144 Flight Physiology (such as stress, toxicology and fatigue) and introduces students to other important human considerations, including: human information processing, decision making, interpersonal communication, conflict management, personality and vigilance and circadian rhythms. The unit is taught by lecture, simulated activities, group problem solving and group presentation.

Special notes this unit is only for students in the Bachelor of Applied Science, Aviation Studies 
teaching staff Mr G Hannan
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [8.7%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 4 hrs a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites KJV144
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment report of group presentation (50%), major 3,000-word essay (50%)
required texts, etc
Trollip S and Jensen R, Human Factors for General Aviation, Jepperson Sanderson, New York, 1991.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Aviation Studies (S3J)







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HWP109 Aviation Psychology II

Builds on topics introduced in HWP108 providing students with practical and research skills to enhance their operation as managers and/or instructors. Topics include: accident investigation and human error analysis, recruitment and pilot selection, workload assessment and cockpit design. The unit uses a range of instructional strategies including lecture and discussion sessions, group research and group presentations.

Special notes this unit is only for students in the Bachelor of Applied Science, Aviation Studies 
teaching staff Mr G Hannan
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [9.1%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 4 hrs a week (14 weeks)
prerequisites HWP108
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment report of group presentation (50%), major 3,000-word assignment (50%)
required texts, etc
Wickens C, Engineering Psychology and Human Performance, 2nd edn, Harper and Collins, New York, 1992.
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Aviation Studies (S3J)







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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
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