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Unit details

HPS426 - Honours in Psychology Part B

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in courses H345, H451 and H452

Unit chair:

Alex Mussap

Note:

Honours in Psychology is divided into 4 parts-2 coursework and 2 thesis-each worth 2 credit points. All 4 parts must be successfully completed before a result will be obtained.

Content

This is the second part of the coursework components of Psychology Honours, which contributes 50% of the final grade. The thesis component is described in the course structures section of this Handbook.

 

Research Methods D (Trimester 2)

Coordinator: Nicolas Kambouropoulos

Content

This element of coursework is designed to extend the knowledge and skills in research methods that you have developed over the first three years of your undergraduate study of psychology. The general aim is to provide you with research and analytic skills that may prove useful for your own research projects, as well as in your career. The unit is intended to give you both a conceptual understanding and practical experience in multivariate data analysis. The subject commences from data preparation, and will progress to more advanced statistical techniques. Laboratory classes will undertake weekly practical exercises using SPSS, and focusing upon the class topic of the week.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours) 40%, analytic test (2 hours) 35%, thesis analysis proposal 25%

 

Issues in Psychological Assessment (Trimester 2)

Coordinator: Linda Byrne

Content

This element provides an overview of the psychological assessment of an individual for various purposes and in a range of contexts. Major psychological tests will be studied with respect to their theoretical basis, construction, reliability, validity and applicability, including tests of ability, personality, attitude, mood, and occupational suitability. Both child/adolescent and adult populations will be considered. The process of formulative psychological opinion in casework will be introduced.

Assessment

group assignment - creation of "Assessment" WIKI (500 words) 15%, case report (1500 words) 35%, examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Groth-Marnat, G. (2009) Handbook of Psychological Assessment, 5th edition, N.J, John Wiley and Sons

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1538$1538$5694$6078

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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