Psychology 2A

    Unit code: APP2013 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    APP1012 - Psychology 1A
    APP1013 - Psychology 1B
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit of study is designed to provide students with an understanding of theories and methods in, cognitive and biological psychology and further training in research methods. The cognitive psychology component aims to extend students' knowledge of learning and cognition, perception and brain-behaviour relationships. The basic principles and methods of psychological assessment will also be examined. The research methods component provides students with training in quantitative research methods including theory and application. Students will develop an understanding of techniques of data collection, data entry, data analysis, statistical programs and report writing.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Contextualise and critique core concepts, perspectives and common experimental paradigms in cognition, cognitive assessment and perception;
    2. Deliberate on brain-behaviour relationships in the context of brain structure;
    3. Evaluate and apply a variety of research methods including statistical procedures


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Journal
    Grade: 30%
    Critique of journal article (800 words)
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 50%
    Laboratory report (1500 words)
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 20%
    In class test (2 hours).

    Required reading

    Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics
    Field, A. (2018).| SAGE Publications Ltd.
    Cognitive psychology: Connecting mind, research and everyday experience
    Goldstein, E.B. (2019).| Cengage Learning

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