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PY4208 - Environmental Psychology and Sustainable Futures

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides an introduction to the field of Environmental Psychology and the role that psychology may play in developing sustainable futures. Students will explore the contribution that psychology can make to understanding, predicting and influencing human behaviour with respect to some of the current and emerging contemporary global challenges.

Learning Outcomes

  • communicate information to a diverse audience;
  • apply research and theories of environmental psychology to the evidence based design of a community-based project;
  • integrate knowledge of the theories, methods and practice of Environmental Psychology to explain, predict and influence human-environment interactions.

Subject Assessment

  • Evidence based design project - (50%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Multimedia production - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: must attempt and submit all assessment tasks; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


JCU Online, Study Period 82, External
Census Date 18-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Ms Madelyn Pardon
Lecturers: Dr Hollie Baxter, Ms Madelyn Pardon, Dr Shou-Han Zhou, Dr Clint Knight, Dr Brian Law, Dr Jessica Oliva, Dr Klaire Somoray.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 60 hours - 10 hours x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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.