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Introduction to Applications of Psychology (PSY171)

Organisational Unit School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Credit Points 3
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal
Description Psychological study and practice covers the vast spectrum of all human behaviour and thought. This unit will explore some of the more interesting issues faced when working as a psychologist. The unit will focus on how psychologists work in such areas as: child development and education; counselling and treatment of clinical disorders; organisational management and human resources; and many more specialist areas. This unit will also cover issues of professionalism, ethics, regulation and the practicalities of becoming a psychological professional.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials/laboratories/seminars: 3 hours per week.
Assessment The assessments include an essay (30%), a tutorial portfolio (20%), quality of tutorial participation (10%), and a final exam (40%). The essay develops student's understanding of how psychology is applied, knowledge of essential concepts/issues in applied psychology, and research skills. The tutorial portfolio develops student's critical thinking, reading and writing skills, and their ability to understand and summarise articles. Tutorial participation enables student to engage and contribute to group learning processes, exchange views/ideas with others and engage in discussions using assigned readings. The final exam assesses the student's knowledge of all unit materials including in lectures, readings, and tutorial discussions. Student will receive written and verbal feedback for their essay, tutorial portfiolio, and quality of tutorial participation from their tutors.
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Appears in these Minors Health Psychology
Organisational Psychology
Social Psychology
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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