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PSS1711 - Exploring Human Behaviour

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Catherine Haigh


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


The unit provides an introduction to the study of human behaviour, covering aspects such as brain structure and function, sensation, perception, consciousness and its many states, learning and conditioning, memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, stress and coping.


On successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. be aware of the complexity of human behaviour and have an appreciation of the issues related to understanding and measuring some of these behaviours;
  2. be aware of some of the theories that attempt to explain human processes, particularly those related to sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, cognition and emotion


Short-answer assignment (1200 words): 25%
Research proposal (1300 word equivalent): 35%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week


APY1910, BHS1320, GSC1306, GSC1711, PSY1011, WEL1320, BHS1711