Psychology Introduction 1
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Psychology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Why do people do the things they do? Welcome to the fascinating world of psychology: the scientific study of mind and behaviour. This course introduces some of the key factors that influence people's perceptions, thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. Areas covered include lifespan development, social, cross-cultural and indigenous studies, personality and individual differences, and health and clinical psychology.
The course forms part of a sequence of courses that have been approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.
1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the key concepts in i.) lifespan development, ii.) social, cross-cultural and indigenous studies, iii.) personality and individual differences, & iv.) health and clinical psychology.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the research/scientific approach and the content of the course.
3. Demonstrate competence in report writing for science in psychology at an introductory level.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and practical aspects of research in psychology using human participants.
Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. PSYC1010 provides an introduction to some of the classic and contemporary concepts, theories, and evidence in psychology.
PSYC1010 focuses on the normal behaviour of individuals and groups and also abnormal behaviour.
PSYC1010 includes the following four modules:
Social, cross-cultural and indigenous studies
Personality and individual differences
Health and clinical psychology.
Report: Minor written report
Report: Major written report
Formal Examination: Formal examination
Online Learning Activity: Online Writing Workshop Assessment
Quiz: Online Quiz
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Research Awareness
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.