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PSY1101 Critical Thinking

Short Description: Critical Thinking
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090701 - Psychology
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BPSH or BSCI (13815 Psychology) or BSCI (17582 Psychology Extended) or BSCI (17327 Counselling) or BPSB


This course will provide you with the skills you need to think like a psychologist. The first step in being trained as a psychologist is to critically analyse and evaluate human behaviour. Thus, in this course you will be provided the opportunity to examine your own beliefs, and possible biases, and how these may influence their capacity to make accurate inferences, and provide objective interpretations. This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop skills in regulating your own emotional response so that you may assist others to do so as a psychologist. Psychologist must be able to gather valid and credible data, and defend decisions made based on this information. Students will learn how to clarify goals, life values, identify conscious and unconscious influences on human behaviour, and how to apply a framework for making accurate interpretations, and clearly communicating and defending these viewpoints.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2019 Online