PSY4040 Advanced Psychological Theory
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program BSCH in Psychology major (12302) or in one of the following Programs: BPSH or BPSY
The aim of this course is to further develop students' critical understanding of several core theoretical models of human behaviour, with a view to applying those theoretical perspectives to various current issues faced by contemporary Australians. Students will use research evidence to critically evaluate the theories in order to gain a greater understanding of particular current psychosocial issues, and to develop suitable evidence-based interventions that are ethically sound, consistent with theory, and sensitive to diversity issues in 21st century Australian society such as culture, gender, age, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, and socioeconomic status. Strengths and limitations of the proposed interventions will also be considered.