BEHV 4001 Advanced Topics in Psychology

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101541

Coordinator Ahmed Moustafa Opens in new window

Description In 2022 this unit replaced by 102907 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Psychology. In this unit students develop an advanced level of theoretical and empirical knowledge in selected core topics of psychology, an awareness of how this knowledge underpins evidence-based approaches to psychological intervention, and an enhanced capacity for conducting research in selected topic areas. The unit fosters an appreciation of psychology as a scientific discipline, and of how sound research provides the foundation for solving problems of human mental processes and behaviour. Skills in the critical evaluation of knowledge and research are developed.

School Psychology

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject


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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Research-based position paper Total 1,500 words 40 N Individual
Conference presentation 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions and/or leading discussion 20 N Individual
Final examination (official period) 2 hours 40 N Individual

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