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PSY2042

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Singapore Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Flexible)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jim Phillips

Synopsis

Continuation of first year psychology topics: cognitive psychology, and social psychology. Cognitive psychology includes contemporary research techniques, cognitive architecture, attentional processes, pattern recognition, mental imagery, language and higher-order thinking. Social psychology focuses on social schemas, social attribution, theories of attitude change, group psychology, aggression, interpersonal attraction and affiliation, and sex roles. The laboratory program complements the lecture series, and provides further training in research techniques, report writing, oral presentations and teamwork. Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours, multiple-choice): 50%
Two assignments: 10% and 30%
Laboratory quizzes: 10%
Hurdle requirement: 75% lab attendance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jim Phillips

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and the equivalent of one 2-hour laboratory per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.

Prerequisites

PSY1011, PSY1022

Co-requisites

PSY2051

Prohibitions

SCY2400

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/psych/course/ugrad/major-minor.html