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PSYC6050

Foundations of Applied Psychology 2

10 Units

This course is not part of an APAC accredited sequence. This course provides a brief overview of the key areas of Applied Psychology for students with no prior background in the discipline. The course is divided into 3 modules: 1) Understanding relationships and predicting behavior – where we look at methods used in Psychology to study and measure variables that influence our attitudes and behaviors; 2) Using Psychological tests – where we examine how tests and surveys are used, how they are interpreted and what makes a good Psychological Instrument; and 3) Applications of Psychology – where we learn report writing and look at methods of evaluating the effectiveness of programs.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Objectives

PSYC6050 aims: 1. to provide a foundation for furthering knowledge and understanding of how psychology is used by researchers and organisations 2. to study human behaviour, 3. to develop students’ ability to understand the applications of psychology in the workplace.

Content

Introduces studies in the application of psychological measurement, research methods, and report writing

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge None
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Examination: On-line - One online exam
  • Essays / Written Assignments - One written report of approximately 2000 words
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Two moderated Peer Reviews
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials
  • Psychology: A Concise Introduction
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for PSYC6050

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