Courses & Units

Theoretical Controversies in Psychology KHA452

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

This unit explores the role of theory in a range of core and contemporary domains of psychological research. Through lectures, workshops, and written assignments, students will examine the processes of deriving hypotheses from theory and updating theory in light of results. Particular focus is placed on (i) the role of theory in understanding and resolving current, cutting-edge issues in psychological research, (ii) using theory to anticipate and interpret various plausible patterns of results for students’ own research theses.

Summary

Unit name Theoretical Controversies in Psychology
Unit code KHA452
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator

Dr Matt Palmer

Teaching staff

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,284.00 090701

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3-hr lecture and workshop weekly

Assessment

2-hr Exam 50%, Assignment (1500 words) 50%.

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Textbooks

Required

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