Foundations of Applied Psychology 2

Course code PSYC6050
Available in 2017
2017 Course Timetables


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.


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  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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.


Introduces studies in:

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

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: FInal Online Examination

Report: Mini Laboratory Report

Online Learning Activity: Blackboard group discussion

Report: Full Laboratory Report

Contact Hours

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Self-Directed Learning

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term