Courses & Units

Complexity and Controversy in Psychology KHA452

Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

This unit explores the complexity of psychological concepts and role of theory in a range of core and contemporary fields of psychology, as well as controversial theoretical and ‘real world’ issues. Particular focus is placed on exploring concepts which can be challenging, both in terms of the ethical and moral issues they raise, and in terms of their ambiguity/complexity. The role of theory in understanding and resolving current, cutting-edge issues in psychological research is also explored.

Summary

Unit name Complexity and Controversy in Psychology
Unit code KHA452
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Christine Padgett
Available as student elective? No
Level Honours

Availability

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

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse contemporary theory and evidence in psychological science, including understanding the effects of social, historical, professional and cultural factors on the development of theory and research.
  • Interpret and apply theory to both existing research, and as part of the development of your own research capabilities.
  • Evaluate the ethical and pragmatic issues which can add ambiguity and complexity within the discipline of psychology.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090701 $1,828.00 $858.00 1002$1,002.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Admission into M4O or M4Y or R4E or S4E

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

12 x three-hour lecture/workshop/seminar classes

AssessmentExam (50%)|In class presentation|Written Assignment (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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