This course introduces you to several psychological disciplines and shows how psychology advances through scientific research. The course 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.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
Exam dates2019Trimester 1, 10 Jun 2019
Trimester 2, 16 Oct 2019
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
This course complements 73196 Social & Individual Psychology, which teaches the remaining introductory psychology topics.
Students who complete this course will be able to
- Evaluate major theories in experimental psychology and explain how they can be applied.
- Conduct and interpret psychological research.
- history and perspectives in psychology
- research methods in psychology
- biological bases of behaviour
- sensation and perception
- the nature of consciousness
- remembering and forgetting
- thought and language and theories of intelligence and intelligence testing.
If you have not successfully completed study at Level 5 or higher you need to pass an online entry test before enrolling in this course.
To study this course you will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.
Assessment 60% In-course, 40% Examination
For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
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.
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: