Human behaviour is not universal. Why do individuals behave the way they do? Lecture content will introduce and explore theoretical descriptions of individual differences such as personality and intelligence that can impact behaviour in a variety of contexts, as well as some of the factors which can influence psychological well-being, such as stress and coping. This unit also introduces the study of psychological pathology (psychopathology), including a critical consideration of psychological disorders and evidence-based interventions. Tutorials will build on lecture content, support reflective practice, and will facilitate the development of basic communication skills including counselling and professional communication.
|Unit name||Mental Health and Individual Differences|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Daniel Zuj|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe a range of psychological disorders and some of the associated therapeutic techniques.
- Apply knowledge of current debates in the field of individual differences and psychopathology.
- Identify similarities and differences between theories and concepts relating to individual differences and psychopathology.
- Apply practical research and writing skills to communicate concepts appropriately for defined audiences.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KHA111
1 x two-hour lecture weekly
1 x two hour practical class weekly.
|Assessment||Written Assignment (15%)|Quizzes (20%)|Written Assignment (25%)|Final Exam (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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