Learning and Behaviour
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Psychology
Taught In English
Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC11-100 or PSYC11-101; PSYC11-105
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
The aim of this subject is to introduce students to the theories and basic findings from experimental research employing principles of associative learning. The subject offers students the opportunity to acquire an understanding of human and animal behaviour derived from the principles of Pavlovian conditioning, operant conditioning and observational learning. This subject aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in learning research.Learning Objectives1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in learning research.
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. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts.
6. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal issues.
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.