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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


In today’s information-rich world it is essential to be able to interpret and critically evaluate empirical and popular reports of psychological research, as well as research findings more broadly. We need to be able to recognise the characteristics of valid research, to understand what distinguishes trustworthy reporting from biased and misleading reporting, and to communicate the findings from psychological and other research in a clear, accessible and unbiased way. In this unit you will explore foundational concepts of research methods, research design and research ethics that will help you interpret and critically evaluate psychological research. You will learn how to use library and web resources to locate relevant, reliable and valid evidence about psychological findings and theories. You will also learn skills to help you summarise conceptual and numerical information in a clear, concise and accessible manner for a range of audiences. The skills gained in this unit are powerful and readily transferable to many of today’s workplaces and they provide a solid foundation for further study in psychology.

Summary 2020

Unit name Transferable Skills in Psychology
Unit code PSY111
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Dr Mike Garry

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture weekly.

1 x 2 hour practical class weekly.


Assessment 1: Research participation and reflection (10%)
Assessment 2: Tests and quizzes (20%)
Assessment 3: Written assignment (30%, 1200 words)
Assessment 4: Two Hour Written End of Semester Exam (40%).

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