HONOURS PSYCHOLOGY

PSY4HNB

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This is one of two parts (PSY4HNA, PSY4HNB) of the Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours degree or the Bachelor of Psychology Honours degree. It requires the completion of 120 credit points over one year of full time study. The main components of the course are (a) a supervised research project, (b) blended seminars on psychological research methods, (c) blended seminars on current issues in psychology and evidence-based psychological assessment and practice, and (d) a blended learning online unit on ethical and professional issues.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SHPS (Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours) or SHP (Bachelor of Psychology Honours).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY40HON, PSY42HON

Equivalent subjects PSY42HON

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a field of study in psychology.

Activities:
Formative: Seminars on current issues in psychological science. Essay workshop presentation: Attend research colloquia and write commentaries. Summative: Write an essay that is a critical evaluation of current issues in a selected area of psychological science. Exam

02. Identify and critically evaluate the principles underpinning evidence-based assessment of personality and intelligence, including administering and interpreting commonly used psychological assessment instruments with well-developed judgement.

Activities:
Formative: Seminars and teamwork in small-group discussions on evidence-based assessment and professional practice. Summative: Exam.

03. Choose suitable methodologies to address psychological questions, and analyse and interpret data appropriately to draw conclusions.

Activities:
Formative: Seminars and teamwork in small-group discussions on psychological research methods in which students learn to evaluate research papers on a variety of criteria (e.g., operationalisation, internal and external validity and power). Online blended learning on data analytic methods and reporting of results. Summative: Exam.

04. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of psychologists in terms of ethical and legal issues, and professional conduct.

Activities:
Formative: Online blended learning on ethical and professional issues. Summative: Exam on role of a psychologists, the APS and Code of Ethics, ethical principles and legal issues.

05. Conduct research projects that include review of empirical literature, appropriate research design and methodology, suitable data collection and proper analysis and interpretation of findings.

Activities:
Formative: Independent reading and discussions with the research supervisor. Research proposal, conference presentation, ethics application. Summative: Thesis

06. Participating in the academic community

Activities:
Formative: Attending colloquia and post-colloquium discussions. Hurdles: Colloquium summaries

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 32
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Ethics and Career Skills"

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.
"Research Colloquium"

WorkShop Week: 43 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Preparing for Job Applications and Interviews"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research proposal (equivalent 5000 words)Formative task: students integrate research question with design and data analysis. 01, 02, 05
Research development forum: conference summary and presentation (equivalent to 2,500 words)Formative tasks 01, 02, 03, 06
8 x Colloquium commentaries ( 250-words each, total equivalent to 2,000 words)Formative task: students prepare short commentaries of other students# work to develop their skills in critical reflection 01, 02, 03, 06
Ethics application (equivalent to 2,000 words) 03, 04
Research thesis (equivalent to 10,000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Short statistical reports (Total equivalent to 500 words)Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysis 03
Literature search skills assessment (equivalent to 2000 words)Formative task to assess skills in WebQuest and journals (equivalent to 2,000 words) 04
Two X 2-hour examinations (equivalent to 2,000 words each, Total 4000)Summative assessments (10% each) 1.ethics and professional issues 2.psychological research methods 20 03
One X 3-hour exam (equivalent to 3,000 words)Summative assessment: psychological theory assessment and practice 15 01, 02, 03
Major essay (4000 words)15 01

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 32
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Ethics and Career Skills"

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.
"Research Colloquium"

WorkShop Week: 43 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Preparing for Job Applications and Interviews"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research proposal (equivalent 5000 words)Formative task: students integrate research question with design and data analysis. 01, 02, 05
Research development forum: conference summary and presentation (equivalent to 2,500 words)Formative tasks 01, 02, 03, 06
8 x Colloquium commentaries ( 250-words each, total equivalent to 2,000 words)Formative task: students prepare short commentaries of other students# work to develop their skills in critical reflection 01, 02, 03, 06
Ethics application (equivalent to 2,000 words) 03, 04
Research thesis (equivalent to 10,000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Short statistical reports (Total equivalent to 500 words)Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysis 03
Literature search skills assessment (equivalent to 2000 words)Formative task to assess skills in WebQuest and journals (equivalent to 2,000 words) 04
Two X 2-hour examinations (equivalent to 2,000 words each, Total 4000)Summative assessments (10% each) 1.ethics and professional issues 2.psychological research methods 20 03
One X 3-hour exam (equivalent to 3,000 words)Summative assessment: psychological theory assessment and practice 15 01, 02, 03
Major essay (4000 words)15 01

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmi Kashima

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 32 - 32
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Ethics and Career Skills"

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Research Colloquium"

WorkShop Week: 43 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Preparing for Job Applications and Interviews"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research proposal (equivalent 5000 words)Formative task: students integrate research question with design and data analysis. 01, 02, 05
Research development forum: conference summary and presentation (equivalent to 2,500 words)Formative tasks 01, 02, 03, 06
8 x Colloquium commentaries ( 250-words each, total equivalent to 2,000 words)Formative task: students prepare short commentaries of other students# work to develop their skills in critical reflection 01, 02, 03, 06
Ethics application (equivalent to 2,000 words) 03, 04
Research thesis (equivalent to 10,000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Short statistical reports (Total equivalent to 500 words)Formative task: students develop skills for interpreting and reporting results of statistical analysis 03
Literature search skills assessment (equivalent to 2000 words)Formative task to assess skills in WebQuest and journals (equivalent to 2,000 words) 04
Two X 2-hour examinations (equivalent to 2,000 words each, Total 4000)Summative assessments (10% each) 1.ethics and professional issues 2.psychological research methods 20 03
One X 3-hour exam (equivalent to 3,000 words)Summative assessment: psychological theory assessment and practice 15 01, 02, 03
Major essay (4000 words)15 01