Foundations of Applied Psychology 2

Description

This course provides a brief overview of the key areas of Applied Psychology for students with no prior background in the discipline. The course is divided into 3 modules:

1) Understanding relationships and predicting behavior - where we look at methods used in Psychology to study and measure variables that influence our attitudes and behaviors;

2) Using Psychological tests - where we examine how tests and surveys are used, how they are interpreted and what makes a good Psychological Instrument; and

3) Applications of Psychology - where we learn report writing and look at methods of evaluating the effectiveness of programs.

This course is not part of an APAC accredited sequence.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. To provide a foundation for furthering knowledge and understanding of how psychology is used by researchers and organisations

2. To study human behaviour,

3. To develop students' ability to understand the applications of psychology in the workplace.

Content

Introduces studies in:

  • the application of psychological measurement,
  • research methods, and
  • report writing

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Exam covering core content

Report: Applied report demonstrating research skills for applied topic

Online Learning Activity: Online group discussion

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term