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Applications in Psychology (PSYC30015)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2018

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Year of offerNot available in 2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codePSYC30015
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This subject provides students with an overview of theories, principles, methods, and findings in applied psychology, with a focus on domains such as health and well-being, education, work, and consumer behaviour. Topics will be selected from motivation and emotion; personality and abilities as predictors of real-world outcomes; economic decision-making; performance and achievement; expertise; health promotion; market research and consumer psychology. Tutorial exercises develop and extend these areas.

Intended learning outcomes

The subject aims to:

  • develop an understanding of how basic theory and knowledge in psychology can be usefully applied to real world problems and questions
  • develop knowledge of some key studies and areas of research relating to issues in applied psychology
  • develop the ability to critically evaluate theories and research findings in applied areas of psychology
  • develop knowledge of some of the practical problems which emerge in real-world focussed research.

Generic skills

Students will be given appropriate opportunity and educational support to develop:

  • analytic skills related to real-world problems;
  • social science research skills;
  • communication and scientific writing skills.

Last updated: 11 October 2019