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.
|Unit name||Complexity and Controversy in Psychology|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Available as student elective?||No|
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Prior completion of a three-year APAC accredited sequence in psychology.
3-hr lecture and workshop weekly
2-hr Exam 50%, Assignment (1500 words) 50%.
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