Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

School

Psychology School

Units

1

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Contact hours

Restricted

BPsySc, BSc(Hons) in Psychology, BArts(Hons) in Psychology

Assessment methods

Class presentation/participation and written assignment

Course coordinator

To be advised prior to enrolment opening.

Current course offerings

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Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Quota of 20 per semester. Enrolment for 2019 will open on 21 February at 2pm. Enrolment will close once quota has been reached. 2018 Topics. Semester 1: Evolutionary Psychology and Human Mating. This course will look at the variation and universalities in human mating behaviour, including sex differences, and will discuss the how our behaviour is a product of the interaction between genetic and cultural influences. Semester 2: Topic 1 - Contemporary Cognitive Psychology. This course will consider a range of topics in contemporary cognitive psychology with a particular focus on the role of mathematical modeling in theory development. This seminar series will be set up as a series of discussions and debates on contested research areas. Topic 2: Evolution by sexual selection favours ornaments for attracting mates as well as status signals and weaponry for competition with members of the same sex. This topic will cover the fundamental theories of sexual selection and their consequences to shaping morphology and behaviour among mammals, nonhuman primates and humans.

Archived offerings

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Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile