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79.3/100

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Course Content ( 93.6 )
Course Structure ( 78.8 )
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Course Difficulty ( 53.2 )

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Anonymous
   
PSYC1020 – Introduction to Psychology: Physiological & Cognitive Psychology 89.3

This course is quite easy. It's the first year psychology course more focused on neuropsychology and cognitive psycholgoy. The year I did it the lectures were split so that the first half was about cognitive psychology and the second half was neuropsychology. I would have found it easier to follow if it was split so that the first half of the semester was cognitive and the second half was neuro.

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2016

Your program/major

Psychology

Is lecture attendance necessary?

No

Is the textbook necessary?

No

Positives
  • Easy
  • Interesting
Negatives
  • Split lecture streams
Posted on December 4, 2018 1:18 pm
Anonymous
   
PSYC1020 – Introduction to Psychology: Physiological & Cognitive Psychology 68.6

This course is pretty easy If all you do is attend the lectures. Final exam in multiple choice, other assessment includes an essay that’s pretty easy/interesting and an online quiz you can complete at home over 4 days. 2 hour lecture once weekly, usually split between two lecturers. This allows for lots of information to be given in a short amount of time but can also get a bit confusing. Tutorials are not compulsory but they are usually very short and pretty helpful. Textbook is definitely not necessary but probably helpful if you’re looking to do really well. Overall fairly easy course.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2017

Your program/major

Psychology

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Yes

Is the textbook necessary?

No

Positives
  • Interesting
  • Easy final exam
  • Tutorials short and not compulsory
Negatives
  • Multiple lecturers per lecture can create confusion
Posted on July 11, 2018 9:59 pm
Anonymous
   
PSYC1020 – Introduction to Psychology: Physiological & Cognitive Psychology 70.0

This course is EASY! Attend the lectures and you've got your final exam sorted. Attend the tutorials and you've got your essay sorted. It's a very course to take for someone with no psychology knowledge, and I found the lecture topics very fun. Easy marks and not too boring

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2015

Your program/major

Bsc

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Yesyes

Is the textbook necessary?

Nononononono

Positives
  • Few contact hours
  • Tutorials provide plenty of revision worksheets and essay help
  • Mid sem is an online quiz that you have 4 days to complete
Negatives
  • 2 HOUR LECTURES DAMN
Posted on July 11, 2016 11:35 pm
Anonymous
   
PSYC1020 – Introduction to Psychology: Physiological & Cognitive Psychology 83.1

This course is incredibly easy to pass, and even do well in. Provided you print and read the lecture notes before lectures, attend the lectures and tutorials, you will easily pass.

Not coming from a biology background, the physiological side of the course was very interesting to me. I'm guessing for students who did biology in high school or are taking biology alongside 1020, the physiological side of the course will be no more than revision. As for the cognitive side, unfortunately even the lecturer John's awesome attitude and engaging lecturing style doesn't make getting through the cognitive content any less laborious. You just have to learn definitions. Both cognitive and physiological lectures are packed with content every week.

The content of the tutorials seemed quite repetitive, but their real value is in being able to communicate with your tutor about the analysis essay. Making notes during tutorials, submitting a draft and arranging a consultation with your tutor will see the essay become easy. You have several weeks to complete the 1500 word essay.

Because of the sheer amount of content, revision for this course should be started early. Revision should not have to consist of more than re-reading through lecture notes and completing past exam papers.

The final exam is 72 (If I remember) multiple choice questions. The questions are easy, some are oddly specific though.

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2014

Your program/major

BSc

Is lecture attendance necessary?

Yes. Lectures progress logically. Missing a week will see you fall behind.

Is the textbook necessary?

No. The lecture notes cover everything on the exam, but for further understanding, use the textbook.

Positives
  • Interesting biological content
  • Lots of tutor access
  • Easy pass (Assignment + Final)
Negatives
  • Revising revising revising of definitions
  • Packed with content
  • 2 hour block lecture per week
Posted on January 19, 2015 1:20 pm
Anonymous
   
PSYC1020 – Introduction to Psychology: Physiological & Cognitive Psychology 85.3

Interesting & Fun

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2013

Your program/major

BBUS

Is lecture attendance necessary?

yes

Is the textbook necessary?

yes

Positives
  • Interesting
  • Cute Girls
Negatives
  • A lot of content to remember
Posted on October 11, 2014 1:38 pm

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