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Philosophy of Psychology

Undergraduate | MAQ-PHIX2062 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PHIX262

Sift through philosophical theories about the mind, such as dualism, behaviourism and identity theory. Wonder where the body fits into the mind's cognitive process. Explore the push and pull relationship exhibited by the body and the mind.

Study method
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Philosophy of Psychology

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. understand the major issues connecting psychology and philosophy.
    2. critically evaluate various positions in philosophy of psychology
    3. clearly and accurately communicate issues and arguments in the philosophy of psychology.
    4. develop your own philosophically informed views on the major issues in philosophy of science.
    5. offer constructive and courteous feedback to your peers.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PHIX262 (Not currently available)


Pre-requisite: 40cp at 1000 level or above
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PHI220, PHL262, PHIL262, PHIX262
NCCW (2020 and onwards) PHIL2062 Philosophy of Psychology

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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