This subject introduces students to experimental methods in psychology. It examines the historical context of psychological research, the fundamentals of research design and their application in visual and auditory perception, cognitive psychology, psychophysiological experiments and measurements, and advanced psychometrics. The subject provides advanced training in the critical evaluation of theory, research and scientific reporting in experimental psychology.
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1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in experimental psychology.
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. Explain how the science and practice of psychology is influenced by social, historical, professional and cultural contexts, and act ethically.
5. Write a standard research report/proposal using APA structure & formatting conventions.
6. Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.
The Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology programs are accredited pathways towards registration as a Psychologist. Entry into these programs is based on a calculated GPA derived from a completed four year sequence of study in Psychology as accredited by APAC as well as invitation into the degree. As such, this subject can only be taken by those students successfully admitted to the degree.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.