Subject: PSYC10003 Mind, Brain & Behaviour 1
4 Comments on PSYC10003 Mind, Brain & Behaviour 1
This subject is well taught and interesting, as long as you keep up with the content. I moved into this class in week 2 so was behind from the start. I had zero background in biology so I found the neuroscience aspect really challenging until I got to swotvac and really had time to make sure I understood. If you did VCE psych, the third part of the subject should be a bit familiar/easier. The assessment is pretty easy overall, the first assignment is a little confusing as it's so broad but as long as you put in a bit of effort you'll do okay, and at least back in 2014, you had plenty of time in the exam and as long as you study you should do quite well.
Interesting subject which focuses on neuroscience. The behavioural neuroscience section is pretty content-heavy, more so than the other sections, which means you'll have to spend more time studying for that. Sensation and perception, however was rather odd and difficult to understand, but you get the questions beforehand, so all you need to do for this section is figure out the answers to the questions given. I loved the learning and cognition section- the lecturers were particularly engaging and the content was rather interesting.
Does not challenge you in any way. After the first 3 weeks, I stopped attending the lectures and did not study for the class until the exam but through just looking at the lecture slides and my friend's notes I was able to do really well in the class. I was not really interested in psychology before I took the class and the class did not inspire me to continue learning psychology.
Good introduction to the more scientific and medical side of psychology, which is generally the focus of the major at Unimelb. The first assignment is quite odd, but on the whole the subject is not difficult to do well in. If you enjoy this subject then you'll probably enjoy the psych major at Melbourne.