Psychology and Cognitive Factors (Intro) (BACH1165)


This unit provides an introduction to psychology and introduces students to an information processing approach to cognitive functions including attention, learning, memory, knowledge acquisition, reasoning and decision making.

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3x1-hr lectures and/or tutorials per week


Individual assignment (25%), individual case-based assignment (15%) and exam (60%)


Gerrig, R., Zimbardo, P., Campbell, A., Cumming, S., & Wilkes, J. (2012). Psychology and Life. (2nd Australasian edition.) Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia

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Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.