Unit 1 Psychology introduces students to the scientific study of psychology as the investigation into human behaviour and the mental processes that determine it; including perception, cognition and emotion.

Students learn about the use of theories, models and controlled observations to describe and explain human behaviour. The focus of this unit is an introduction to the scientific foundation of psychology. In this context, human behaviour is examined in social situations where certain behaviours are seen to be a consequence of environmental processes. Individual development of cognitive and perceptual abilities is also explored.