HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND METHODOLOGY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

PSY1HPM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the philosophical, historical and methodological foundations of psychology providing them with a solid basis for understanding the nature of theoretical development of the discipline. This outcome is achieved by critically examining how theories are developed and used in psychology and examining how these theories are operationalised in experimental contexts. In teams, students will be required to develop and operationalise their own research question and present the results of this enquiry to the class.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and use appropriate information sources to support an oral and written argument with appropriate formatting and referencing schemes acceptable to international standards..
02. Design and conduct a basic research study on a behavioural phenomenon of their choice as a part of a team and present this for discussion with peers.
03. Evaluate and critically analyse the research design, analysis and interpretation of a basic investigation in Psychology.
04. Develop a logical and well supported conclusion for their written assessments based on empirical evidence.
05. Apply the ethical guidelines governing psychological practice and research, and demonstrate this by their own appropriate academic conduct (e.g. avoiding plagiarism and collusion)
06. Apply the understanding of the historical, philosophical and methodological foundations of Psychology to contexts beyond those of psychology itself.
07. Identify and describe potential cultural biases arising from psychological research and assessment methodologies, and suggest solutions to resolve such issues.

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 10-minute group poster presentation (equiv. to 500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 1500-word laboratory reportN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
One 500-word research critiqueN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 10-minute group poster presentation (equiv. to 500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 1500-word laboratory reportN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
One 500-word research critiqueN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelanie Murphy

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 10-minute group poster presentation (equiv. to 500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 1500-word laboratory reportN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO5, SILO6, SILO7
One 500-word research critiqueN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5