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PSY1101 Critical Thinking

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BPSH or BPSB. Students enrolled in other degrees are permitted to enrol in this course subject to the examiner's approval.


Critical thinking and problem solving skills are attributes that USQ affirms its graduates should have acquired upon completion of their degree. Further, the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council requires that all psychology undergraduate students demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills upon graduation. This course is aimed directly at fostering those skills. This is done by examining the topic from a range of perspectives. The techniques of critical thinking and problem solving are explicitly taught. In addition, the issue of bias and other types of cognitive limitations that produce erroneous solutions are also examined.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2015 Online