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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Research Project in Psychology A is a capstone subject, the function of which is to develop entrepreneurial thinking. A topic exemplifying one of the School's research areas is the focus for these activities. Students gain experience in designing a research study, applying for ethics approval and acquiring funding to conduct the study. They develop team-work skills and skills in communicating using contemporary technologies. Relevant themes in psychology are covered, as well as ethical issues relevant to the conduct of scientific research. Practical experience with tasks contributing to assessment activities is provided in tutorials, and themes introduced in project group seminars are expanded in online self-guided learning activities. PSY3RPA addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential, which includes the capacity to apply theory, locate and synthesize knowledge resources, prioritize action and manage associated risks, as well as the ability to effectively communicate while collaboratively and creatively resolving complex social problems.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarina Chan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following course codes: SHP or SBPS or SBBS or BVBBSW or SBPSW or SZCYPS or SZPSOT or LWLBS or LWLPS or SBPSB or RBBS or LWLPY or LWLPYB or SHPYB or SHPYW or LZCPY or LZCPYB or HZNPS and must have passed [PSY1HPM and PSY2PRM] and three of the following subjects [PSY2ACH, PSY2DEV, PSY2COG or PSY2SOC]


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


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and evaluate empirical research by identifying, collecting, organising, and reviewing appropriate literature.
02. Work effectively as a team to solve problems creatively and test hypotheses drawn from an analysis in a research area.
03. Apply requirements for the ethical use of information in the design and conduct of research, particularly as this relates to solving complex social or psychological problems.
04. Locate appropriate sources of funding for research that could be used to support entrepreneurial research activities.
05. Be familiar with a wide range of research methodologies and be able to apply this knowledge to investigate psychological issues empirically.
06. Demonstrate awareness of cultural differences and show sensitivity to the diversity across people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, when applying knowledge and skills of psychology.

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