• Offered by Research School of Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Psychology
  • Areas of interest Psychology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
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 psychology. 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students who successfully complete this course should:
• Have gained knowledge about how psychological theories and research can be applied to a
range of everyday and important human problems
• Appreciate how the major areas of psychology (clinical/health, cognitive/perception, social) can
be applied to understand human problems
• Aave participated and contributed to discussions and class exercises focused on understanding
the application of psychology to real life problems.

Indicative Assessment

Essay (50%; LO 1, 2, 3)
Final exam (50%; LO 1, 2, 3)

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online lectures and guided readings. Intensive delivery e.g., over 1 month

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 24 units of courses towards an ANU degree.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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