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|Offered at:||(B, S)|
A Mussap (B)
|Contact hours:||3 hours per week|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit consists of two parallel parts. The first part is more didactic, and is designed to explore issues in the philosophy and history of science that are of relevance to psychology. This will be done in the framework of considering the scientist-practitioner model of training in professional psychology. Students will be asked to reflect on the nature of their undergraduate psychology training. The second part will involve an initial small-group discussion of target articles chosen to illustrate the issues covered in the first part. This element also focuses on ethical and professional issues that may arise in the gathering, promulgation, and application of psychological knowledge. The Code of Professional Conduct of the Australian Psychological Society is examined with respect to its coverage of the obligations of psychologists to their clients, research participants and students. The wider responsibilities of psychologists to maintain, develop and use their professional knowledge and expertise are also considered.
Examination (2 hours) 50%, essay (1500 words) 30%, seminars 10%, colloquia analyses 10%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* 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.