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Psychology is concerned with understanding human personality, behaviours, emotions, underlying mental processes and the factors that lead people to differ in the way they think and behave. In the Psychology major sequence you will be exposed to a contemporary integrative approach to psychology and human relationships, one that recognises the importance of, and interrelationships between personality, culture, and cognition, as well as the psychological functions and dysfunctions that shape behaviour in the real world.
|HPS111||Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour|
|HPS121||Psychology B: Individual and Social Development|
|HPS203||Understanding the Mind|
|HPS204||Introduction to Social Psychology|
Professional recognition/career opportunities
Deakin's undergraduate Psychology courses are recognised for registration by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enable you to undertake additional study in pursuit of professional registration. However, students who complete the 6-credit Psychology unit set who intend to pursue advanced training and registration to become psychologists must first take the following four additional credit points of psychology at undergraduate level: HPS201, HPS202, HPS205, and HPS301.
The current requirements for registration as a provisional psychologist include the completion of four years of academic study of psychology that is recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). The academic program usually consists of an approved undergraduate psychology sequence followed by an approved fourth-year of study. Following successful completion of the approved fourth-year of psychology study, you may apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) and associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
In order to gain full registration, provisional psychologists must then complete either two years of supervised practice, or a minimum two years of further study, which may include: Master of Psychology, Doctor of Psychology or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (with supervised practice completed outside the degree).