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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures, 12 hours of laboratory classes. [Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.] |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||512-223 (or equivalent).|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorAssociate Professor Nick Haslam
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject comprises two units.
Personality: discusses major contemporary issues in the study of personality, and selected areas of contemporary research. Topics will be selected from the relation of personality to creativity and aesthetic preference; personality/intelligence relationships; the cognitive performance correlates of personality; personality change and stability; trait and type approaches to personality; the interface between personality and abnormal psychology.
Social Psychology: extends the understandings gained in the first two levels of the undergraduate program to consider more advanced theoretical and empirical work in the areas of individual, interpersonal and group processes. Topics will be selected from advanced research in attitudes and social cognition, interpersonal, small group and sociocultural processes.
|Assessment:||Written work of no more than 2000 words (40%) and an examination of no more than two hours (60%).Each piece of assessment must be completed (hurdle requirement).Attendance at 80% or more of the laboratory classes is a hurdle requirement. In case of failure to meet the hurdle requirement, additional work will be required before a passing grade can be awarded.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Generic Skills:|| |
On completion of this subject, students should be able to: critically appraise current knowledge and its internal structure; critically evaluate the methods used to acquire the current knowledge; critically analyse the current knowledge within the larger socio-historical and intellectual context; appropriately interpret empirical data in light of the current knowledge and methodological considerations; constructively plan a theoretical and empirical research project to advance knowledge.
|Notes:||Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008), BASc or a combined BSc course may receive science credit for the completion of this subject. |
Students undertaking psychology subjects can receive credit toward either the science or arts requirement of the BASc or BA/BSc course. Credit for psychology cannot be split between the two components. Students should advise the Faculty of Science if they would like psychology to count toward the science requirement of their BASc or BA/BSc course.
Bachelor of Arts |
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Science
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