University of Technology Sydney

96833 Introduction to Psychological Science

6cp; 3 x 1 hour (online, e.g. Zoom), 15-20 hpw (self-directed study and participation in module activities)
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Psychology is a diverse field which seeks to understand human behaviour and mental processes. This is one of two subjects that introduces students to the core concepts and methods of psychological science, and builds a foundation of skills in academic report writing and critical thinking. Students explore the history and philosophy of psychology and some of the principles underlying psychology’s scientific approach to the study of mind and behaviour. Students learn about leading psychological theories across a range of psychology's major subfields and explore how biology, learning, cognition, motivation, and emotion 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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