Honours in Psychology
Honours in Psychology has been awarded Conditional Accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a for a fourth year of psychology, and includes a substantial research component. This Honours specialisation continues the research preparation for students from the earlier undergraduate years and prepares students for entry into the PhD and accredited master's degrees that have a research component.
Outcomes: Students are able to (1) demonstrate critical evaluation of current psychological research; (2) formulate a testable hypothesis in an area of psychology; (3) design an experimental evaluation of that hypothesis using appropriate psychological methods; (4) collect original research data; (5) analyse complex data sets by using a variety of advanced statistical techniques; (6) communicate research findings orally and in writing; (7) write and compile a scientific dissertation in a format appropriate for the discipline; (8) demonstrate evaluation of a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches to some of the major issues relating to modern psychology and apply these approaches within the broad context of modern psychology; (9) present their research in an informative and interesting way to a range of audiences; and (10) demonstrate an understanding of some basic skills in applying a science-informed approach to integrating assessment and intervention information.
Entry requirements: (1) (a) Completed a double major in Psychology, or both the Psychological Science and Psychology in Society majors, or equivalent and (b) achieved the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 psychology units.
(2) Admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants under (1) (b) for the intake quota for that year.
(3) Students in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) are exempt from (2).
Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake for part-time study only)
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2|
Take all units (48 points):
|Availability||Unit code||Unit name||Unit rules|
|S2||PSYC4410||Psychological Research Communication Skills|
|S2||PSYC4413||Psychological Research and Practice|
|S1||PSYC4416||Psychological Research and Theory|
|S1||PSYC4418||Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology|
|S1||PSYC4421||Psychology Honours Research Project Part 1|
|S1, S2||PSYC4422||Psychology Honours Research Project Part 2|