PSY3180: Case study assignment
Apperceptive Visual Agnosia
Background: 500 words (needs references)
- Characteristic symptoms: list and describe most common/ important ones (list others if
- Neuropathology: disconnection/ damage/ commo
Human neuropsychology: Developmental and
Semester 1, 2017
Table of contents
PSY3180 Human neuropsychology: Developmen
Galls phrenology: chart of the skulls which mapped the regions and bumps and depressions related to the 37
faculties, each could be palpated, measured and diagnosed.
Broca: localized and lateralized functioning.
PSY1011 Week 5
Development Psychology: The study of how behavior changes over the lifespan.
Biological / Cognitive / Social-emotional / Perceptual
Nature (Genes) vs Nurture (Environment interaction)
1) Growth occurs at every period of life
PSY1011 Week 6 Social Development
Concept of Self & Other
3 months can distinguish self from others
1 yo recognize self in mirror
2 yo recognize pictures of self
imitate peoples behavior well within 1st year
Theory of mind (other)
Is a coher
Psychology 1011 Week 2
Understanding History gives us:
Greater perspective and a deeper understanding
Recognition of fads and fashions
Ability to avoid repetition of mistakes
A source of valuable ideas
Psychology break free from philosophy (a
Week 3 PSY1011
Learning A change in an organisms behavior or thought as a result of experience.
Non-associative learning: learning about direct properties of a stimulus
- Habituation (become less sensitive to a stimulus due to repeated exposure)
PSY1011 Week 4
S-R vs. S-O-R behaviourism (stimulus; response)
Neobehaviourists = Behavourists who do not accept that behavior is only based on
stimulus and response and who factor an organisms internal processes into the
PSY1011 Week 7 Personality 1
Individuals can be seen as integrated, coherent, unique
Personality: psychological qualities that contribute to an individuals enduring and
distinctive patterns of feeling, thinking, and behaving
Throughout history people have recognized behaviors as abnormal
Various methods were put in place to deal with these individuals:
Middle ages - demonic models (hearing voices ect. Attributed to action of
Same or different participants:
Another way of controlling threats to internal validity is by using either the same or
different participants in each treatment condition
If the set of scores for each treatment condition come from the same
There is a popular belief that low self-esteem causes people to be aggressive and
antisocial, and that therefore social institutions should do all they can to nourish high
self-esteem, especially in children. Is it true that high self-esteem i
The study of how people influence others behaviour, beliefs and attitudes (for both good and
Social comparison theory (Festinger, 1954):
Upward: we compare ourselves to people superior to us.
Highly motivated people: upward communication.
3 SYSTEMS OF MEMORY
1st system of memory
Briefly maintains your perceptions in a buffer area before passing them onto short-term memory
Buys your brain bit of extra time to process incoming sensations & allows you to fill in the blanks in your pe
A good case study presentation should be
Structured (refer Format of Case Study)
Relevant (Information is useful /has value to
be presentation of case)
Accurate (Information should be correct)
Clear (Presenter be able to present clearly
PSY3120 Week 9: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) & Acceptance and commitment therapy
1. BT Behaviour Therapy (aims to alter ppls behaviour =/CBT: alter thoughts/beliefs)
a. Behavioural therapy is a treatment that helps change potentia
PSY3120 Introduction to counselling Ethical issues in counselling (Ch3)
Understand what professional ethics are and how these apply to psychologists
Have knowledge of the bodies in Australia that oversee psychologists eth
PSY3120 Week7: Person-Centered Therapy (Ch7)
1. Understand how person centered and humanistic theories of psychology view
2. Appreciate the contributions of Carl Rogers & Abraham Maslow in development of
PSY3120 Week 10: Post-modern approaches (Ch13)
Understand the basics of post-modern thinking and social constructionism
Describe the goal of therapy in post-modern approaches
Examine the features of Solution-Focused Brie
PSY3120 Introduction to counselling
Week 4 Adlerian Therapy
Background of Alfred Adler
o The only normal people are the ones you dont know very well.
o A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to
remember that this
PSY3120 Week 6: Mindfulness
According to a study from Harvard University, people report being happiest while their mind is not
wandering from what they are doing.1
The cost of inattention:
1. when our mind is wandering we are not paying attention to what
PSY3120 Introduction to counselling
Week 3 Psychoanalytic Therapy (Ch4)
History & development of psychoanalytic theory
Critical understanding of psychoanalytic concepts
Differentiate between Freud & Jungs theories
1/2. History of Psychology
What is psychology?
- Psychology: The scientific study of the mind, brain and behaviour
- Levels of analysis: rungs on a ladder of analysis, with lower levels tied most closely to biological
influences and higher levels tied mos
Psychology (week 1)
What is psychology?
The scientific study of the mind and behaviour (it has 5 challenges)
-multiple determinants, (caused by many factors genes, poverty, etc.)
-inter-relationships, (rarely independent, such as nurture and nature)
A symptom is any characteristic of a persons actions, thoughts, or feelings that could be
potential indicator of a mental disorder.
A syndrome is a constellation of interrelated symptoms manifested by a given individual
The syndrome m
Intro & History of Psychology
Scientific study of mind, brain and behaviour.
Variations in thinking, emotion, personality and
behaviour for each individual.
Belief that we see the world precisely
Aims and Hypothesis Writing: Some Guidance
So, you have to come up with a study Aim and a Hypothesis, but are unsure of what these are.
Let us help.
A study AIM describes a broad idea for a study. It is the reason the study is done. It is also
PSYCHOLOGY AS A SCIENCE
Psychology is a discipline that spans multiple levels of analysis spanning from
the biological influences to the social influences.
Human behaviour is difficult to predict because almo