Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Starts 6 January 2014; Monday to Friday, 9am - 1 pm. (may have optional but highly recommended afternoon classes) |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment is 170 hours
There are no pre-requisites for this subject.
There are no co-requisites for this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
No recommended background knowldege is required for this subject.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
512-120, 880-001 & PSYC10003
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustment under the Disability Standards of Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit Website: http:??www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Simon Cropper
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
12th floor Redmond Barry Building (Building 115 Map)
Telephone: + 61 3 8344 6377
Mind, Brain and Behaviour 1 focuses on the workings of the individual from a psychological perspective. It includes detail of the neural components constituting the brain, the operation of the sensory systems underlying interaction with the external environment and the cognitive processes that construct the internal world experienced by the individual. Careful consideration will be given to the nature of this internal world and the importance of its relationship to the external world.
The course is designed to raise significant questions prompting students to think about behaviour and to explore possible answers. Students will be introduced to the tools used in psychology to find answers to these questions. A common research-centred framework is adopted and the statistical tools that support this framework are introduced and developed as an integral part of the course. Psychology derives its approaches and questions from both science and the arts.
3 short essays 1000 word each or equivalent
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
There are no prescribed texts.
Eysenck, M.W. (2009) Fundamentals of Psychology. Hove, Sussex, UK: Psychology Press/Palgrave Macmillan.Smyth, T.R. (2004) The Principles of Writing in Psychology Basingstoke, Hampshie, UK: Palgrave MacmillanRanzijn, R. McConnochie, K. & Nolan W. (2009) Psychology and indigenous Australians: Foundations of cultural competence. Palgrave MacmillanGravetter, F.J. & Wallnau L.B. (2009) Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences (7th ed.). Belmont CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of Mind, Brain and Behaviour 1 students should be able to:
Graduate Diploma in Psychology |
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