Advanced Topics in Experimental Psychology

10 Units

This course forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence. Students study advanced topics in the area of experimental psychology including cognition, cognitive development, perception, learning and neuroscience. A wide range of topics within each of these three areas will be offered and may vary from year to year. Not to count with PSYC4400.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Ourimbah)

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to will further develop their ability to:

  1. search for relevant and suitable reading material
  2. interpret this material
  3. critically evaluate the material
  4. verbally present information in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation
  5. present information in written format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation

Knowledge: Students will be expected to gain knowledge in their topic area at an advanced level.


As the course deals with current research in experimental psychology, the list of topics will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Replacing Course(s) NA
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge An APS accredited sequence in Psychology (years 1 - 3)
Modes of Delivery Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Seminar
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Presentations - Individual - Students will prepare a short oral presentation and a powerpoint file on a key topic in the area of study.
Contact Hours
  • Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Postgraduate).
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6740

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