- Code PSYC1005
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Daniel Skorich
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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This course provides an introduction to how theory and research in psychology can be applied to a wide range of questions that people often ask about themselves, their families and relationships, their work, their future, society and the environment. During the course a series of questions will be addressed from different perspectives including clinical, developmental, cognitive, and social psychological approaches. The questions will cover a range of issues and will typically change from year to year. Examples of questions that may be addressed are:
- Does psychotherapy really help?
- Does child-care damage children?
- Why do we become addicted?
- Why do we fall in love?
- Are criminals made or born?
- What makes someone charismatic?
- Can eye-witness testimony be relied on?
- How do you select the right person for the job?
The application of psychological knowledge to a wide range of settings (clinical, forensic, business, government, sport, etc.) will be discussed and explored using problem-based learning methods. This course provides an ideal introduction to how psychology contributes to the understanding of our own behaviour and the behaviour of those around us. This course is fully online; all course materials will be available through the course website, including lab activities and tutorial-style discussions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. explain how psychological theories and research can be applied to a range of everyday and important human problems
2. appreciate how the major areas of psychology (clinical/health, cognitive/perception, social) can be applied to help understand human problems
3. participate and contribute to discussions and class exercises focused on understanding the application of psychology to real-life problems
Indicative AssessmentThe assessment will consist of a major essay (25%), 8 short onlines quizzes (8 x 2.5% = 20%), online lab participation (8 x 1.25% = 10%), online discussion participation (2 x 2.5% = 5%), and an end-of-semester exam (40%).
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3355||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||Online||N/A|