Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Forms part of an Australian Psychological Society accredited sequence.

Students study advanced topics in applied psychology in the areas of personality, testing, social, clinical and health. A wide range of topics within each of these areas will be offered and may vary from year to year.


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. Interpret material in the topic area of their choice;

2. Critically evaluate the material;

3. Verbally present information in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation;

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. Present information in written format in an interesting and comprehensible manner with appropriate interpretation and evaluation.


As the 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 Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Postgraduate).

Assumed knowledge

An APS accredited sequence in Psychology (years 1 - 3)

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Essay (3000 words)

Presentation: Individual Presentation

Participation: Critical Discussions and Participation