HPY713 - Psychology B: Individual and Social Development

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in courses H603, H605, H664, H705 and H706

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H603 Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

Incompatible with:

HPS121

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Content

Following on from the biological underpinning of psychology in HPY711, HPY713 focuses on the science of the human individual in context. Different theoretical perspectives of psychological concepts relating to how we function as individuals in a social world are contrasted and evaluated throughout the unit.

We begin by looking at how we - as both biological and social beings - develop throughout the lifespan as we explore the complex interaction between biological and environmental influences. Various theoretical perspectives are applied to explore what makes up our individual personalities, and how personality is assessed. The impact of psychological disorders on individual and societal wellbeing is considered, and the different therapeutic approaches used to treat these disorders are analysed. We then examine the power of situational, societal, and cultural influences on behaviour.

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