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PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology
Credit Points: 15
This unit provides an introduction to psychology and to the role of scientific method. It equips students with a basic understanding of the subject matter of psychology by examining the biological bases of behaviour including consciousness, sensation and perception; learning and cognition including memory, thinking, and language; emotion and motivation; personality and individual differences; psychological health and well-being; and psychological disorders.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
C25Associate Degree in Criminology and Justice
K12Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Addiction Studies)
K82Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Counselling)
E95Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
K13Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Criminology and Justice)
K34Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Y14Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence
G81Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
K58Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Psychological Science
K67Bachelor of Psychological Science
E37Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Y02Bachelor of Speech Pathology
MAAAGJChildren's Literature Major
MIAAEXChildren's Literature Minor
S96Graduate Certificate in Children's Literature
Q89Graduate Diploma of Psychology
MIAADMPsychology Minor
DMPCFSPsychology - Children and Family Studies Double Major
DMAAABPsychology and English Double Major
DMAAAAPsychology and Writing Double Major
DMAAACPsychology and Youth Work Double Major
T11University Certificate in Behavioural Analysis
T02University Certificate in Psychological Studies
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011