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					                                                                            19249
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                            PSYCHOLOGY
                  Describe the biological approach to
                  psychology and contributions of key
                                figures



level:                       1

credit:                      2

final date for comment:      January 2005

expiry date:                 December 2006

replacement information:     This unit standard, unit standard 19250, unit standard 19251,
                             unit standard 19252 and unit standard 19253 replace unit
                             standard 11687.

sub-field:                   Social Science Studies

purpose:                     People credited with this unit standard are able to describe
                             the biological approach to the study of behaviour in
                             psychology, and describe the contributions of two key
                             individuals to the biological approach in the study of
                             behaviour.

entry information:           Open.

accreditation option:        Evaluation of documentation by NZQA.

moderation option:           A centrally established and directed national moderation
                             system has been set up by NZQA.

special notes:               Definition:
                             key individuals refer to people who have made a significant
                             contribution to the biological approach in the study of
                             psychology.




Elements and Performance Criteria

element 1

Describe the biological approach to the study of behaviour in psychology.

performance criteria


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                              PSYCHOLOGY
                    Describe the biological approach to
                    psychology and contributions of key
                                  figures




1.1         Description identifies distinctive features of the biological approach to the study
            of behaviour.


element 2

Describe the contributions of two key individuals to the biological approach in the study of
behaviour.

performance criteria

2.1         Identification includes summary of individuals’ biographical data and contextual
            detail relevant to their investigations.

2.2         Identification describes how each individual has contributed to the biological
            approach in the study of psychology.


Comments on this unit standard

Please contact the NZQA National Qualifications Services nqs@nzqa.govt.nz if you wish
to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

Please Note
Providers must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority or a delegated inter-
institutional body before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards
or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.

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they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.

Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.




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                            PSYCHOLOGY
                  Describe the biological approach to
                  psychology and contributions of key
                                figures



Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for providers wishing to
develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and
assessors, and special resource requirements.

This unit standard is covered by AMAP 0226               which can       be   accessed at
http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.




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