Unit

School Of Psychology

Introduction to Logical ThinkingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101189.4

Discipline: BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Glenn Newbery


Equivalent Units
B1907 - Introduction to Logical Thinking

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  Glenn Newbery  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Autumn  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit introduces psychology students to the basic aspects of reasoning and argument, with particular emphasis on psychological and scientific thinking. It aims to help students develop the skills needed to understand and evaluate psychological research and the processes of scientific reasoning, and to present their own ideas and arguments effectively. Topics covered include: barriers to critical thinking; nonrational forms of persuasion; the structure of arguments; the concepts of knowledge, belief, truth, validity, soundness, values; linguistics sources of confusion; evaluating arguments; formal and informal fallacies in reasoning; deduction and induction in science; arguments related to enduring debates and worldviews in psychology.


Courses
1500.6Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1500.8Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1500.9Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1705.1Bachelor of Psychological Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1711.2Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)CURRENT
1834.1Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1835.2Bachelor of Psychological Studies (exit only)CURRENT
1865.1Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)CURRENT


Specialisations

SM1114.1Psychology ExtensionCONTINUING
SM1124.1Psychology ExtensionCURRENT




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