This subject deals with the nature of human development from birth to old age and includes the analysis of developmental changes in perception, thinking, learning, memory, personality, social and emotional adjustment. This subject aims to develop a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in developmental psychology.
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1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in lifespan development research.
2. Demonstrate practical skills in laboratory based and other psychological research.
3. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes.
4. Use information in an ethical manner.
5. Write a standard research report using APA structure and formatting conventions.
6. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
All Psychology programs are accredited in the sequence presented and designed to provide students with learning and graduate outcomes in line with APAC accrediation standards. In order to meet these outcomes, students in the Undergraduate program should complete PSYC11, then PSYC12, and finally PSYC13 subjects in the order sequenced.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.