Foundations of Applied Psychology 2

Course code PSYC6050Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This course is not part of an APAC accredited sequence. 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.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesPSYC6050 aims:
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.
ContentIntroduces studies in the application of psychological measurement, research methods, and report writing
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: On-lineOne online exam
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne written report of approximately 2000 words
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo moderated Peer Reviews
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6050