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Human Behaviour


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Title Human Behaviour
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description This major is designed to allow you to follow your specific interests across social,
developmental, cognitive or health psychology, to support your future practice in a
broad range of industries. It focuses on the study of human behaviour and mental
processes. At Murdoch, we teach the established basis of psychological knowledge
and methods integrated with the latest developments in the field. The major is
intended for students who are interested in understanding human behaviour, but
who do not intend to register in the future as a practising psychologist.
Psychology encompasses many aspects of human behaviour from individual
differences in personality and intelligence, to emotions, motivations, memory,
thought processes and interpersonal relationships. In this major, students can
choose which of these topics they wish to explore.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Not for direct entry. This major is designed to be taken as a second or additional major only.

English competence.
Major Learning Outcomes On completion of this major, students will be able to:
1) describe a range of key concepts in some areas of psychology
2) communicate psychological knowledge, adhering to current conventions within the discipline.
3) evaluate and synthesise psychological research evidence to present a sustained argument addressing a specific topic.
4) apply psychological concepts to explain human behaviour
Main research areas Psychology
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Major Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 6 credit points

PSY101 Introduction to Cultural Psychology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY141 Introduction to Psychological Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Specified Electives - 18 credit points

Select from the following:

PSY172 Introduction to Psychological Health and Wellbeing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY251 Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY285 Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY286 Psychology: Human Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY287 Psychology: Evolved Social Cognition - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY294 Psychology: Cognitive Processes - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY297 Psychology: Sensation and Perception - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY388 Psychology: Abnormal Behaviour - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY389 Psychology: Drugs and Dependence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY391 Psychology: Individual Differences and Performance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY392 Psychology: Family Relations and Social Development - 3 points

PSY393 Psychology: The Developing Mind - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PSY396 Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

EXS201 Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

EXS301 Advanced Sport and Exercise Psychology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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