General and Applied Psychology

73195

This course will introduce you to several psychological disciplines and show you how psychology advances through scientific research.

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    Level
    5
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $2,324 NZ International
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    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 2, 19 Oct 2022
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

 

 

It examines general topics such as how people perceive the world around them, how the brain works, and how we think, feel, learn and remember. It also provides a foundation in the nature of research and how psychologists use scientific methodology.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

 

 

What you will learn

  • evaluate major theories in experimental psychology and explain how they can be applied.
  • conduct and interpret psychological research.

This course looks at:

  • history and perspectives in psychology
  • research methods in psychology
  • biological bases of behaviour
  • sensation and perception
  • the nature of consciousness
  • learning
  • remembering and forgetting
  • thought and language and theories of intelligence and intelligence testing.

It complements 73196 Social & Individual Psychology, which teaches the remaining introductory psychology topics.

To study this course you will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.

Assessment

Assessment for this course is:

  • 60% internally assessed
  • 40% examination.

For more information about exams, including a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Assessment for this course includes an examination

Open Polytechnic will, subject to you meeting the entry requirements for this course/programme, enrol you in this course.

Your enrolment in the course means that you should expect to complete an in-person examination.

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Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma
Bachelor's Degree

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  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $752 NZ Domestic
    $2,324 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 2, 19 Oct 2022
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying