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PSY2031: Developmental

and Biological Psychology


Unit Coordinator: Dr Joanne Fielding
Joanne.Fielding@monash.edu
Assistant Coordinator: Dr Anne-Marie Ternes
Anne-Marie.Ternes@monash.edu

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this unit, students will have:
learned how human behaviour, both simple and
complex, is underpinned by physiological and
neural processes.
acquired an understanding of the interplay between
local and distal, and familial and cultural, factors in
determining the course of development from birth
through to old age.
developed more advanced skills in report writing
and oral presentation.

Teaching and Learning


Environment

MyPsychLab information
Access via Moodle
Please note that MyPsychLab content is NOT
examinable
Not specifically customised to PSY2031
includes full chapters, unlike examinable
readings
ALL students will need to access MyPsychLab
in order to raise their virtual child.
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Teaching Hours
Lectures:
1 x 2hour lecture per week throughout
semester
Lectures are recorded

Lab Classes:
5 x 2hour lab class throughout semester for on
campus students
6 x 2hour live on-line lab class throughout
semester for off campus students
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Student Workload
6 credit points = 12 hours per week!
2 hours lecture
10hours study per week in flexi weeks
8 hours study per week in lab weeks

Reading and revision


Work on the presentation and lab report
Online quizzes
MyVirtualChild
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Textbooks
Custom text compiled from:
Feldman 7th edition
Pinel 9th edition

Resources

Unit Guide
Psychology Undergraduate Student Guide
Moodle
MyVirtualChild

Assessments

Assessmenttask

On-lineAssessments

5Quizzesbasedon
examinablePearsontext
(3% each: 5 highest marks
out of 6)
Developmentand
AssessmentofVirtual
Child

BiologicalPsychologyLaboratoryReport(online
submissionby5pmAEST)

GroupOralPresentation

EndofSemesterExamination
(2hrmultiplechoicequestions)

Value

DueDate

15%

10%

20%

10%

45%

SeeUnitSchedule
(Mondayfollowing2weeksoflectures)

Duringweek12

Thursday23rdApril

Inlaboratoryclasseseither
week8orweek10

Examinationperiod

Attendance
Attendance at lectures and lab classes is
strongly recommended
Oral presentations are assessed in class
There is no attendance hurdle

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Asking Questions
Unit Information

Your Tutor

Moodle
Unit Guide
Psychology
Undergraduate Student
Guide

Lab program
Assessments

Unit
Coordinators

Administrative
Team

ug.psych@monash.edu
Extensions
Allocate+
Enrolment (etc.)

Questions of a
personal nature
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We hope you enjoy PSY2031 this semester!

Any questions?

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