Introduction to Psychological Applications - PSYC1021

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Psychology

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Restricted to students currently enrolled in program 3632 Psychology (Honours) or 4721 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) / Law

Excluded: SCIF1101, SCIF1102, SCIF1111, SCIF1121, SCIF1131

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course explores how psychological concepts, theories and research findings can be applied to everyday life and changing human behaviour. The main emphasis is on the concept of psychological literacy and "how to think like a psychologist". Topics include psychology as a scientific discipline, an overview of areas such as clinical, organisational and forensic psychology, critical and creative thinking in psychology, and specific areas of public concern such as health-related behaviour, where psychology has a major contribution to make. The practical component focuses on developing graduate attributes such as research and communication skills.

Note: Restricted to students enrolled in program 3432 Bachelor of Psychology.
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