Critical Issues and Controversies in Psychology
|Course code PSYC4100||Units 10||Level 4000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology|
This course forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence.
Psychology as a science has been marked by periods of intense debate regarding key issues. While some issues continue to be debated (eg Nature/Nurture), others have generally reached some workable consensus (eg localization of function). This course examines a number of the pivotal historical periods in psychological science in the 20th century.
Students CANNOT take PSYC4100 with the following courses:
PSYC4110 or PYSC4210.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will:|
1. Have gained knowledge in the historical critical issues of psychology and an appreciation of the theoretical nature of the discipline;
2. Have further developed their ability to search for relevant and suitable reading material;
3. Be able to interpret this material;
4. Have further developed their ability to critically evaluate the material;
5. Be able to verbally present information in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation;
6. Be able to present information in written format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation.
|Content||Topics will include behaviourism, cognitivism, reductionism and other main paradigms in the discipline of psychology.|
|Replacing Course(s)||Replaces half of a 20 unit course PSYC 4110.|
|Transition||Students CANNOT take PSYC4100 with the following courses:|
PSYC4110 or PSYC4210
|Assumed Knowledge||Students enrolling in Psychology 4000 level courses should have successfully completed all 240 units of the BPsychology program at the 1000-3000 levels or an APS accredited sequence in Psychology (yrs 1-3)|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for PSYC4100|