Psychology of Trauma
Examine the nature of trauma and study multiple psychological theories. Read up on the history of trauma diagnosis. Determine how people respond to and recover from traumatic events. Ask how traumatised people are treated in social contexts.
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of theory and research pertaining to the psychology of trauma;
- Integrate and critically evaluate material across multiple perspectives;
- Apply current research findings to issues related to the psychology of trauma.
- Definition, diagnostic history and models of trauma
- Theories of trauma as applied to specific events/issues
- Trauma within social contexts
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- SWI-PSY10003-Psychology 100 (No longer available)
- SWI-PSS110 (Not currently available)
- SWI-PSY10007-Brain and Behaviour (No longer available)
- SWI-PSY10004-Psychology 101 (No longer available)
- SWI-PSS120 (Not currently available)
- SWI-PSY10008-Fundamentals of Psychology (No longer available)
- SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics (No longer available)
- SWI-STA102 (Not currently available)
You must also complete two Level 2 subjects in Psychology before starting this subject.
No additional requirements
This subject introduces students to the nature of trauma, post-trauma responses and the ways in which people recover from trauma. Students will develop an understanding of the concept of traumatic stress from multiple theoretical perspectives.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Written (40%)
- Test — Online (20%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).