PSYC4416 Psychological Research and Theory

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 elective
Content
This unit uses a series of seminars to encourage students to place a variety of psychological practices and phenomena into their theoretical, historical and social contexts. The seminars provide guidance on the broad issues that underpin psychological thinking and practice in the twenty-first century.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) evaluate a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches to some of the major issues relating to modern psychology and (2) apply and evaluate these approaches within the broad context of modern psychology.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment; (2) participation; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Simon Farrell
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Psychology honours
Approved quota: 75—based on academic merit
Contact hours
seminars: 2 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Note
Students are exposed to topics in psychology units that may cause some discomfort or distress in certain individuals (e.g. depression, suicide, trauma, eating disorders). They are required to demonstrate skills across a variety of different formats and contexts (e.g. written assessments, participation in practical work, contribution to group discussions, oral presentations, examinations), and so it is important to carefully consider whether they are able to cope with the demands of studying psychology and whether there is anything that would impact upon their ability to complete the requirements of the unit. Refer to individual unit outlines for more detailed unit information.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.