Psychology is the scientific study of how people think, feel and act. This course introduces students to a breadth of knowledge focusing on the psychology of self and others. It includes psychological knowledge on: cognition; biological bases of behaviour; and personality. The course will also help students to understand the psychological knowledge associated with socialisation, moral development and the formation of attitudes, and also how people relate and communicate. Students will be introduced to how individuals function within different contexts and how this is influenced by culture, shaping people’s values, attitudes and beliefs.
Methods of communication studied in Psychology enhance personal communication skills, both within the field of psychology and in the context of daily life. Students also develop important research skills as they engage in the exploration and evaluation of data to illustrate how empirical procedures are used to examine phenomena such as intelligence and personality.
The study of Psychology is highly relevant to further studies in the health professions, education, human resources, social sciences, sales, media and marketing and management.