Here’s my review of PSYC10003!
When was the subject taken?
Semester 1, 2012
What topics were covered in the subject?
Behavioural neuroscience: I found this section the most difficult of all of PSYC10003. It was all about neurons, brain structure etc. There were so many little details you need to know. And me, as a science kid found this difficult! Imagine the arts kids! Poor things.
Learning and Cognition: – My FAVOURITE part of psych. I loved it, and I loved Meredith (lecturer). All about classical conditioning, operant conditioning, memory, reinforcement etc.
What textbooks/workbooks were required for the subject?
From memory, there weren’t any prescribe texts back then. They were all recommended.
Fundamentals of Psychology – It was kinda useful for the sensation and perception side of things.
The Principles of Writing in Psychology – Good for referencing, how to write an essay, structure and formatting etc.
(I bought the top three texts)The textbooks were used MORE in second semester of psych (PSYC10004)
What type of assessments were they?
- 3 hour exam – all multiple choice (WIN!) worth 60%
- 2000 word assignment worth 40%
- You have to do 3 hours of research participation and have at least 80% attendance of tutes – or else you may fail regardless of how well you did in your exam/assignment. This is a hurdle requirement!
Were the lectures/tutorials recorded when you did the subject?
The lectures were recorded (sometimes quality is very poor), tutorials weren’t recorded
How did you find the subject? Did you enjoy it?
I found it OK. Doing psych at uni is different compared to high school because you will start to learn the nitty-gritty side of psych. The assignment was nice – we had to watch a sunset and write about our experience. The piece can be anything you want it to be, a poem/story/essay/journal etc.
Here the link to the handbook for the subject!
I rate the subject 3 out of 5.