Introduction to Psychology: Learning and Social
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject introduces students to the science and profession of psychology. The subject overviews theory and research across a number of domains within the discipline (e.g., Learning and Social Psychology) and describes how research in these domains contributes to our understanding of human behaviour. This subject also aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in psychological research.Learning Objectives1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in a number of the 'core' areas of psychology;
2. Understand, apply and evaluate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation;
3. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes;
4. Use information in an ethical manner;
5. Write a standard research report using APA structure and formatting conventions;
6. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.