Foundations of Applied Psychology 1

10 Units

This course provides a brief overview of the key areas of Psychology for students with no prior background in the discipline. The course is divided into 2 modules: 1) Understanding Yourself – where we examine how a person develops over time and interacts with the world; and 2) Understanding Others – where we focus on social groups and definitions of normality.

This course is not part of an APAC accredited sequence.

Faculty Faculty of Science
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the major fields of Psychology and an understanding of the core concepts and theoretical approaches relevant to each of these
  2. apply the principles of psychology in personal and professional contexts to develop a better knowledge and understanding of others

Introduces studies in life span development and contemporary theories of human behaviour, and social interaction

Assessment Items
  • In Term Test: Online exams - Module 1
  • Essay: Essay linking content to applied field
  • In Term Test: Online Exam - Module 2

Contact Hours


Self-Directed Learning

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Course Materials
  • Psychology: A Concise Introduction
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for PSYC6000
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