units

AZA1020

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2014 (Day)
South Africa OCT-MSA01 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr M Maboe

Synopsis

The unit provides a further introduction to the behavioural science of psychology. Topics include social psychology; organisational/industrial psychology; psychopathology; basic processes and principles of cognition; descriptive statistics and an introduction to inferential statistics. Laboratory classes augment students' understanding of the lecture material and provide training in research techniques.

Outcomes

On the completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. Explain basic cognitive processes.
  2. Describe the social basis of behaviour and psychopathology.
  3. Discuss on a basic level organisational/industrial psychology and its development in South Africa.
  4. Give a basic overview of research methodology and statistical analysis.
  5. Write a psychological report.

Assessment

Lecture topic quizzes: 10%
Class participation assignments: 10%
Critical thinking exercises: 30%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hours lecture contact for 12 weeks
2 hours tutorials contact for 10 weeks
8 hours for private study, including reading of prescribed and recommended literature, review of and familiarisation with a wider range of publications on the core content topics of the unit, work on assignments, preparation for class discussions and presentations.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Co-requisites

Prohibitions

PSY1022, WEL1320, WEL1340, BHS1320, BHS1340, GSC1306, GSC1307, APY1910, PSS1711, PSS1712