Psychology Introduction 1

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology Introduction 1

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview


    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    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:
    Lifespan development
    Social, cross-cultural and indigenous studies
    Personality and individual differences
    Health and clinical psychology.

    Assessment Items

    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

Course Disclaimer

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.