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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Brain and Behaviour provides an introduction to key topics in psychology with an emphasis on their biological basis. Topics include biological psychology, sensation and perception, learning, motivation, emotion, human development, language, and states of consciousness. Key theories and related research findings are introduced through online lecture modules. Practical activities, demonstrations and experiments will deepen understanding of these topics, and research skills will be developed through collecting, interpreting, and communicating research data. This introductory unit is a suitable elective for students from a range of degree pathways.

Summary 2021

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 (25%),

Written Assignment (600 words, 25%),

Final exam (2 hrs, 50%).

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