University of Technology Sydney

96630 Introduction to Psychology A

6cp; 3hpw (1hr lecture; 1hr preparation; 1hr tutorial) plus an additional 7hpw self-directed study.
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Psychology is a diverse field which seeks to understand human behaviour and mental processes. Along with Introduction to Psychology B, this is one of two subjects that introduce students to the core concepts and methods of psychological science and build a foundation of skills in academic writing and critical thinking. Psychology is introduced as a hub science and students learn about leading psychological theories across a range of major subfields. Students also reflect on cultural, historic, and contemporary contexts and the impacts of mental and physical health on individuals and society. Students explore how social and personality factors, development, and perception filter experience. Such insights help us to better understand human behaviour and individual differences, and foster values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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