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Stage I courses

Your first-year undergraduate courses will give you a broad understanding of Psychology.

PSYCH 108: Individual, Social and Applied Psychology


(15 points), S1 & 2

The Course Coordinator for this course is Andrea Mead.

This course provides students with an overview of practices within, and applications arising out of, the discipline of psychology. The course is designed to introduce students to the many areas of psychology, and when coupled with a complementary course PSYCH 109, provides an essential grounding in the discipline and the basis for further study in the School of Psychology.

There is a limit of 569 places in this course.

Coursework: 40%: Essay (20%), Test (20%)

Final Exam: 60%

Plussage: Must complete all coursework and attain a passing grade overall and attend the first 7 laboratories. 

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PSYCH 109: Mind, Brain and Behaviour


(15 points), S1 & 2

The Course Coordinator for this course is Michelle Burstall.

This course is designed to introduce students to the experimental study of, and research in, psychology. It offers students experience in psychological experimentation, in particular to the biological, cognitive, and physiological aspects of the discipline. When coupled with a complementary course PSYCH 108, this course provides an essential grounding in the discipline, and the basis for further study in the School of Psychology.

There is a limit of 659 places in this course.

Coursework: 40%: Two laboratory assignments (10% each), Test (20%)

Final Exam: 60%

Plussage: Must complete all coursework and attain a passing grade overall and attend the first 7 laboratories. 

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For more information or general enquiries please contact:

Level Coordinator Stage 1

Associate Professor Tony Lambert

Academic Advisers

Michelle Burstall
Andrea Mead



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