Foundations of Applied Psychology 2

10 Units

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.

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 appropriate knowledge and understanding of psychological principles as used by researchers and organisations
  2. apply basic psychological research methods and techniques to study human behaviour
  3. demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and content of a research report in psychology
  4. give examples of the application of psychological research in the workplace

Introduces studies in:

  • the application of psychological measurement,
  • research methods, and
  • report writing
Assessment Items
  • Formal Examination: FInal Online Examination
  • Report: Mini Laboratory Report
  • Online Learning Activity: Blackboard group discussion
  • Report: Full Laboratory Report

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 PSYC6050
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