Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


Students participate in in-depth seminars and discussions in an advanced topic related to a specific area of personality, social, clinical and/or health psychology defined by the seminar leader. A wide range of topics are available every year and these vary from year to year.

Forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Conduct a targeted literature search to identify critical issues and theoretical perspectives relevant to the specific topic;

2. Critically evaluate and integrate perspectives on the topic;

3. Prepare and present a powerpoint presentation that integrates this information, analyses the topic in depth and presents this information in an interesting and comprehensible manner;

4. Identify critical readings for the class and discussants;

5. Participate as discussant in leading a conversation regarding critical issues relevant to the topic, thereby developing informed discussion and debate skills;

6. Integrate critical issues and theoretical information relevant to the seminar topic in an essay with appropriate interpretation and evaluation.


This course deals with current research in the areas of personality, social, clinical and health psychology. Details of topics will be available at the commencement of the semester.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the BPsychology, BArts(Hons), BArts(Psychology), BScience(Hons), BSocScience(Hons) G Dip Psychology and associated combined degree programs.

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)

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Essay (3000 words)

Presentation: Individual Presentation

Participation: Critical Discussions and Participation