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Psychology 1A

Enrolment code: KHA101

Offered: Hobart: may be taken in summer school OR semester 1, Launceston: semester 1, North-West Centre: semester 1 [by video-link], Distance education: semester 1 [by internet]

Special note: students at the NW Centre do this unit partly by video-link

Unit description:

Provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context of psychology, human learning, memory and cognition, brain and behaviour and social psychology. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge in the areas covered in the lecture program. In laboratory classes students are introduced to psychological research through demonstrations and activities in areas related to the lecture topics, such as human learning, memory and cognition, and social psychology. Students develop skills for essay and report writing: critical analysis of ideas, synthesis of ideas, referencing and presentation standards.

Attendance at the first lecture is important. Students are allocated to a specific laboratory class during the first week. Laboratory class/distance workshop attendance is compulsory.

Staff Dr G Hannan (Coordinator) For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, a 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Mutual exclusions KHA100, HGP101, HWP101, HYA100, RPY100  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in June (50%), lab workbook and 2 essays totalling 2,500 words (50%). Satisfactory performance in the lab component is required for full pass Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Findlay B, How to Write Psychology Laboratory Reports and Essays, ISBN 1740093100
Weiten W, Psychology: Themes and Variations, ISBN 0534367143
Library Catalogue
Co-Op Bookshop
Discipline (School) Psychology  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Health Science
Bachelor of Commerce (See also combined degrees)
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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