Courses & Units

Mental Health and Individual Differences PSY124

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Mental Health and Individual Differences
Unit code PSY124
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Daniel Zuj
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KHA111

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x two-hour lecture weekly

1 x two hour practical class weekly.

AssessmentWritten Assignment (15%)|Quizzes (20%)|Written Assignment (25%)|Final Exam (40%)
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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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