BEHV 1024 Applied Psychology

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102706

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Description Psychology is defined as the science of human behaviour and mental processes. Psychological theories aim to explain diverse aspects of everyday human experience and behaviour and are applied in diverse social, organisational and professional settings. In this subject, students explore key professional applications of psychological inquiry and how psychological research and theory can be used to analyse and applied to contemporary issues that influence individuals, groups and communities. Students are encouraged to evaluate the different ways psychological research is communicated.

School Psychology

Discipline Behavioural Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject


There are no enrolment restrictions for this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. Appraise applications of theory and concepts in psychology and psychological research as reported in different contexts.

2. Apply psychological knowledge and research to real-world problems and social issues across culturally diverse populations.

3. Apply appropriate evidence about mental health and interventions to effectively communicate psychological knowledge.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to Applied Psychology 
  2. Human-machine interaction 1: Virtual Reality
  3. Human-machine interaction 2: Human-robot interaction 
  4. Human- machine interaction 3: Artificial Intelligence 
  5. Lifespan Psychology 1: Applications of infancy research into practice  
  6. Lifespan Psychology 2:  Applications of child focused research into practice
  7. Lifespan Psychology 3: Applications of adolescent focused research into practice 
  8. Lifespan Psychology 4: Practical applications of research into older adults 
  9. Psychological Wellbeing 1: Mental Health Literacy 
  10. Psychological Wellbeing 2: Community initiatives to improve mental health
  11. Psychological Wellbeing 3:  Suicide Prevention
  12. Psychological Wellbeing 4:  Disordered Eating and Body Image
  13. Summary and Review


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Critical Review 800 words 30 N Individual
Applied Project 800 words 30 N Individual
Presentation 5 minutes/500 words 40 N Group/Individual

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts.

Teaching Periods

WSU Online TRI-2 (2024)

Wsu Online


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Spring (2024)

Bankstown City


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Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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