Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

School

Psychology School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Tutorial hours

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

weekly Tutorial summaries, presentation, class quizzes and final examination.

Course coordinator

A/Professor Mark Nielsen

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

We all prepare food, play cooperative games, romance each other, etc. But how we do so depends on our cultural background - we are, by far, the world┬┐s most "cultural animal". So what was the 'X-factor', the magic ingredient of culture that took humans out of the general run of mammals and other highly social organisms? By emphasising research in developmental psychology and integrating perspectives from comparative, social and evolutionary psychology this course explores contemporary answers to this question.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile