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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Flexible)
South Africa Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Samuel Wilson


Continuation of first year psychology topics: cognitive psychology, and social psychology. Cognitive psychology includes contemporary research techniques, cognitive architecture, attentional processes, pattern recognition, mental imagery, language and higher-order thinking. Social psychology focuses on social schemas, social attribution, theories of attitude change, group psychology, aggression, interpersonal attraction and affiliation, and sex roles. The laboratory program complements the lecture series, and provides further training in research techniques, report writing, oral presentations and teamwork. Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.


Examination (2 hours, multiple-choice): 50%
Two assignments: 10% and 30%
Laboratory quizzes: 10%
Hurdle requirement: 75% lab attendance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Samuel Wilson

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture per week, plus one 2-hour laboratory per fortnight

Off-campus attendance requirements

Compulsory attendance at a 1-day weekend school is required for all off-campus students.


PSY1011 and PSY1022





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