The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. demonstrate appropriate knowledge and understanding of psychological principles as used by researchers and organisations

2. apply basic psychological research methods and techniques to study human behaviour

3. demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and content of a research report in psychology

4. give examples of the application of psychological research 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


Self-Directed Learning

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term