Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Starts 3 February 2014, Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 1.00pm (it may have optional but highly recommended afternoon classes) |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment is 170 hours
There are no prerequisites for this subject.
There are no corequisites for this subject.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
No recommended background knowledge is required.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
512-121, 880-002 & 512128
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments 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.
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 2 focuses on the development of the individual and their interaction with their environment and considers what the consequences are, both when this interaction proceeds smoothly and when it does not proceed smoothly. Questions concerning human development giving attention to cognitive and to social-emotional aspects are explored. An understanding of some basic issues in human development is complemented with an examination of the nature and development of personality and human interaction in social groups and cultural settings.
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 words each or equivalent
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Haslam, N. (2007). Introduction to Personality Intelligence. London: Sage.
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 Gravetter, F.J. & Forzano, L-A. B. (2010) Research Methods for the Behavioural Sciences (custom publication of the complete book) 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 2 students should be able to:
Graduate Diploma in Psychology |
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