PSYC101 - Applications of Psychology

10 cp
Prerequisites Nil
Incompatibiles ALHT106 Psychology for Allied Health
Teaching Organisation 3 contact hours per week over 12 weeks or equivalent.

Central to an undergraduate degree in psychology is the ability to understand and critically analyse core knowledge areas in psychology, to understand and demonstrate practical skills in research methods, to apply the values and ethics of the discipline and to communicate effectively in various formats. As such, this unit will introduce you to the theories and principles of applied areas in psychology. Specifically this unit will focus on the core topics of intelligence and intelligence testing; motivation and emotion; lifespan development; personality and personality testing; social psychology; health psychology; psychological disorders; treatment approaches in psychology; and cross cultural and indigenous psychology. Further, you will gain knowledge and practical experience in how to present a psychological research report. The foundational knowledge provided in this unit, along with PSYC100 Foundations of Psychology, is required to support further learning in most 200 and 300 level Psychology units. The aim of this unit is to introduce you to applied psychology through some core areas of the discipline and to provide you with foundational knowledge and skills in psychological research report writing.