Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2012 (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 laboratory assignments: 10% and 20%
Online lecture topic quizzes 20%
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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