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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 Coordinators for this course are Andrea Mead and Michelle Burstall.

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.

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PSYCH 109: Mind, Brain and Behaviour


(15 points), S1 & 2

The Course Coordinators for this course are Andrea Mead and 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 569 places in this course.

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Important notes


Students will choose a laboratory stream when they enrol to which they must adhere. Participation in the laboratory exercises are a course requirement. Two written reports will be submitted on the basis of these exercises.

Coursework: 40%: 2 Laboratory assignments 10% each and 1 Terms test 20%
Labs: Nine two-hour sessions per semester
Final Exam: 60%

Students must pass both PSYCH 108 and PSYCH 109 to be eligible to enrol in PSYCH Stage II courses.

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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