Science and Professional Practice in Psychology
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- 30 Aug 2021
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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
- demonstrate understanding of psychology career pathways in registered and non-registered contexts
- 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:
No special requirements
Introduces the scientist-practitioner model for psychology. Explores the historical origins of psychology, the scientific mindset and the role of ethics in psychological research and practice. Examines the manner in which theory, research and practice are mutually informed. Reviews psychology career pathways in the discipline, profession and related areas.
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- Scientist-Practitioner Assignment (35%)
- Career Analysis (35%)
- Invigilated Examination (30%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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