Psychology Papers at Tauranga (2018)

Psychology is about understanding the behaviour and cognitive processes of people and animals in their physical, social and organisational environment. As a behavioural science, it examines the way behaviour is learned and can be changed. As a social science, it focuses on individuals within the context of families, organisations and other groups, communities, cultures and societies. As a biological science, it studies the senses (hearing, vision, touch) and how the brain and physiological systems relate to behaviour. As a cognitive science it studies perception, attention, memory, thinking and language understanding. The study of development, personality, learning and motivation are also part of Psychology.

Psychology is available as a major for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Sciences and the Bachelor of Science. Psychology may also be taken as a second major or as a minor within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Psychology as a single major for the BSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Psychology, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must include PSYCH100, PSYCH101, PSYCH203, PSYCH204, PSYCH211, and 60 points from PSYCH303, PSYCH304, PSYCH305, PSYCH306, PSYCH308, PSYCH309, PSYCH312 and PSYCH313.

To complete Psychology as a single major for the BA or BSocSc, students must gain 135 points in papers listed for Psychology, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must include PSYCH100, PSYCH101.

To complete Psychology as part of a double major, students must gain 120 points including at least 45 points above 200 level.

BSc students must include at least 30 points from PSYCH303, PSYCH304, PSYCH305, PSYCH306, PSYCH308, PSYCH309, PSYCH311, PSYCH312 and PSYCH313.

It is recommended that all students intending to major in Psychology include PSYCH211 and PSYCH311 in their programme of study in order to meet prerequisites for study at 300 level and postgraduate study.

To complete a minor in Psychology, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Psychology major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

Note: Students who commenced a major in Psychology in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 10 and 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for programme advice.


2018 Catalogue of Papers information as of 25 September 2017 9:22am

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