1 x 3-hour seminar weekly
1 Admission into BPSY-Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
2 108 units of any topics at any level
3 Admission into HBA-Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
3a Admission into HBBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours)
3b Admission into HBSC-Bachelor of Science (Honours)
3c Admission into HBPS-Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c)))
Enrolment not permitted
PSYC7058 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic addresses contemporary theory and research in relation to four broad areas of psychology. These areas are clinical/health, developmental, social/organisational and cognitive.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide advanced tuition in the knowledge base of psychology
  • Point to shared issues, problems and techniques that characterise the acquisition of psychological knowledge and problem solving
  • Enhance skills in evaluative thinking about research design and bases for claims
  • Illustrate the steps involved in the conduct of research from the initial identification of a research question through methodological decisions to the interpretations of outcomes

These aims will be achieved by having a number of staff members present advanced seminars in their own areas of expertise and research experience.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the validity and reliability of existing research and its application to contemporary issues in psychology
  2. Justify research design based on critical appraisal of theories and methods relevant to contemporary issues in psychology
  3. Design valid, reliable and theoretically engaged psychological research