Science and Professional Practice in Psychology
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe the historical development of psychological science and practice from an international perspective
- demonstrate the ways that theory, research and practice in psychology are mutually informed
- distinguish between scientific and non-scientific ways of thinking about and researching human behaviour
- collect, analyse and report on original data relevant to psychological science and practice
- define and apply key ethical principles in psychological practice and research.
- To be advised in the subject outline
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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Introduces the scientist-practitioner model for psychology. Explores the historical origins of psychology, the scientific mindset and logic of its core research methods, and the role of ethics in psychological research and practice. Examines the manner in which theory, research and practice are mutually informed.
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- Research report (Part A) (15%)
- Research report (Part B) (45%)
- Invigilated Examination (40%)