Psychology foundations: The social self
Unit Code: PSY4122
Duration: 6 weeks
Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week
Credit Points: 6
‘Psychology foundations: The social self’ serves as an introduction to the scientific discipline of psychology, and provides foundational knowledge in key areas including theories of social behaviour, emotion and motivation, and the cognitive processes underlying human memory. You will learn about the psychological research methodology, using descriptive and inferential statistics to justify your research in the form of a formal research proposal. Weaved throughout the unit is an ongoing discussion of cross-cultural similarities and differences, and the potential pitfalls of applying mainstream understandings of psychology beyond the culture from which those insights were derived.