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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Brain and Behaviour is intended for students of Psychology, Medicine, Pharmacy, and allied science, medical and health professions and introduces major theoretical and empirical areas in psychology, biological bases of behaviour, and their associated practical applications. Lecture topics include nervous system physiology, sensation and perception, learning, motivation, emotion, psychological development, language, and states of consciousness. In tutorial sessions, students will engage with neuroscientific research and related theory through demonstrations and activities in areas related to the lecture topics. Critical thinking and analysis are emphasised in discussions of contemporary research and debates in the field of neuroscience and the biology of behaviour.

Summary 2020

Unit name Brain and Behaviour
Unit code PSY112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Allison Matthews

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture weekly

1 x 1 hour practical class weekly

1 x 1 hour of self-directed activities weekly


Tests and Quizzes (20%),

Written Assignment (800 words, 25%),

Research Engagement and Reflection (300 words) (5%)

Final exam (2 hr, 50%).

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