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not what you think it is. theres alot of learning about history of psychology and studies that makes you realise how messed up everyone is. they also force you to spend 5h of your time doing studies for 5% of the mark lackluster course

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2018

PSYC1001 was a stressful but rewarding and very interesting subject. When you gain access on Blackboard, you are provided with a manual. This will be your bible. Make sure you read it and make note of when assignments are due. There are three lectures every week for 13 weeks, so that's (give or take a few hours) about 39 hours of lecture content. This is why it is extremely important for you to keep on top of your notes and study throughout the semester, rather than leaving it all to StuVac. The Social Psychology lectures given by Rebecca and Human Development lectures given by Micah were my favourite, as they were extremely engaging and interesting. The other lecturers were quite good, however the Personality Lectures given by Fiona were terrible and extremely tedious - a solid 6 hours of my life I'll never get back. Do all the pre-tutorial work and although participation in this subject is not assessed, tutorials tend to enhance your understanding of the information conveyed in lectures, so attend your tutorials! Another piece of advice is to start the research report early. It is marked very harshly, so follow the rubric provided in your manual very closely to maximise your marks. PSYC1001 is an interesting subject, however, it is extremely demanding and to do well it is important that you are very organised and keep on top of everything.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

Great subject, but be prepared -- it's essentially six 'mini-subjects' in one. You will like some more than others, but it's not until second year when you get to pick which ones to focus on! That said, Caleb Owens does an absolutely phenomenal job organising this subject. It's amazing and well worth doing if you have even a passing interest in psychology. You'll learn a huge range of fascinating things, as well as skills that will serve you well in any potential career. You can't go wrong with Pysc! #1 Tip: START THE ASSIGNMENT ASAP! Caleb will tell you over and over, but he's right. They have very high standards, but the secret is to read broadly. If you give yourself the time, the marks will follow.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2014

It is not the most exciting class but it gives you a broad introduction to psychology. The Research report proves to be a difficult assessment task but if you follow guidelines and constantly get feedback on your report, it is not farfetched to do well in it.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2016

I think the content in this subject was really fun and interesting overall. However, I have some issues with the lecturers. The personality and emotion lecturers were disengaging and made interesting topics boring and unenjoyable through their bland delivery. Also, Caleb Owens can be funny but occasionally rude and arrogant. Excellent course, just some bad lecturers...

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017
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