This unit provides a critical overview of the historical and socio-cultural contexts for the practice of psychology. It introduces students to the diverse nature of the profession, the various functions, roles and duties performed by psychologists. It also explores evidence-based interventions and the ethical and professional conduct required of them as psychologists.
For students enrolled in ABPC Bachelor of Psychology Honours and LHWP Bachelor of Laws(Honours)/ Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) coordinator permission required to enrol in this unit as it is a core Psychology Honours unit.
|1.||Critically review the historical and socio-cultural influences on the practice of psychology;|
|2.||Collaborate in critically analysing the various functions, roles and duties performed by psychologists;|
|3.||Critically appraise the research bases underpinning evidence-based approaches to psychological intervention;|
|4.||Reflect on and apply the principles of ethical and professional conduct required in psychological practice; and|
|5.||Elucidate the importance of supervision throughout their professional career in particular during the first few years of their professional careers.|
|Report||Discussion paper of an ethical question in current psychological practice (2500 words)||30%|
|Examination||Short answer and multiple choice exam - Evidence-based approaches to psychological intervention (1.5 hours)||30%|
|Examination||Short answer and multiple choice exam - Professional ethics (2 hours)||40%|
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