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PY4115 - Psychology: Now and the Future

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject is concerned with the development, current state, and future direction of selected areas in psychology and the present state of research in particular topics. Important milestones in the theoretical and empirical bases for current theory in the selected areas will be reviewed and how these have led to the present models of our understanding of behaviour. Projections for future development, although speculative, will be discussed across a range of psychology topics in student-led seminars. The Jo Wale seminars will consist of a series of seminars presented by visiting academics who have and are actively researching a particular topic.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically evaluate research in psychology;
  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of various areas of psychology;
  • evaluate and integrate psychological knowledge.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Poster - (20%) - Group.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: participate in all scheduled classes; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Prerequisites: Must complete 72 credit points of level 1, 2, and 3 subjects from an undergraduate Psychology course, and be accepted into the 4th year psychology stream before enrolling in any level 4 PY subjects.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.