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Psychology 1B

Enrolment code: KHA102

Offered: Hobart: semester 2, Launceston: semester 2, North-West Centre: semester 2 [by video-link], Distance education: semester 2 [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 intelligence and abilities, research methods in psychology, developmental and clinical 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 developmental psychology, intelligence and abilities and clinical psychology. Students are introduced to basic research design, data analysis and interpretation and develop skills in reporting findings from psychological research. Students require a pocket calculator with a square root key. 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
Prerequisites KHA101 or HGP101 or HWP101  
Mutual exclusions KHA100, HGP102, HWP102, HYA100, RPY100  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in Nov (50%), lab exercises 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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