BEHV 1001 Behaviour and Environment
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 101182
Coordinator Andrew Agius Opens in new window
Description This is a fully online unit. Everything we do depends on our environment, but rarely do we ask the question "what is the environment?" In this unit, we examine our various environments, the natural world, our built physical spaces and things, and the social, biological, and psychological domains. We then examine questions of: How do we interact with these environments, and how do they shape and influence our behaviour? How does understanding this interaction help us improve the human condition, while also maintaining the integrity of the environment? Drawing from psychology to understand human behaviour, the unit has application to as many discipline areas as there are spheres of human activity.
Discipline Behavioural Science
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYB 4217 - Computer Models in Psychology
- Define key concepts of the human-environment relationship.
- Apply principles of psychology and the broader social sciences to aspects of the human-environment relationship.
- Evaluate real-world situations to articulate problems of behaviour-environment interaction.
- Develop arguments for change based on unit content and scholarly research.
- Propose solutions to problems of behaviour-environment interaction, justifying your decisions based on scholarly research evidence.
- Demonstrate how knowledge gained from the subject can be used to achieve better person-environment fit in a variety of design situations.
Consciousness ? The brain?fs relationship with its environment
The psychological environment (perceptions and preferences, values and attitudes, cognitions and behaviours)
Sense of place and
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Log/Workbook||Two submissions, with a combined total of 1000 words||35||N||Individual|
|Case Study||1,300 Words||45||N||Individual|
|Participation||Ongoing discussion board participation, combined total of 700 words||20||N||Individual|
Subject Contact Andrew Agius Opens in new window
Subject Contact David Arness Opens in new window