Psychology is a highly valued “generalist” discipline. Graduates who have studied psychology are regarded as highly employable because this discipline develops knowledge and skills that can be applied in a variety of employment settings. Understanding how people (as individuals and in groups) think, how people (as individuals and in groups) make decisions, and the conditions under which humans’ natural psychological tendencies can lead to positive (or sometimes disastrous) outcomes places our graduates in a fantastic position to affect change in their environment, and improve performance. This unit focuses on taking what we have learned from rigorous psychological science and applying this knowledge to address societal issues in a variety of domains (e.g., in education, the criminal justice system, the health sector, and industry and organisational sectors) to help people be better, and achieve positive societal outcomes. This unit builds on foundational knowledge in a variety of domains in psychology, and helps students develop the ability to (a) critically apply this knowledge to identify problems and potential solutions, and (b) communicate this understanding effectively to end-users (i.e., the people and organisation who need to use this information to affect change in their relevant domains).
|Unit name||Advanced Topics in Applied Psychology|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
KHA312 and KHA315
1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour practical class weekly.
Test and Quizzes (10%),
Oral Presentation (10%),
Written Assignment (1,500 words, 30%),
Exam (2hr, 50%).
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