This subject introduces students to the theoretical frameworks used to develop evidence-based treatments in psychology. The focus of the subject is on exploring the behavioural procedures used to create positive change in client functioning. Students learn about the major theoretical frameworks and empirical findings used to conceptualise and understand client difficulties and treatments. Students are taught a number of techniques used to clarify the effects of difficult behaviours on client well being. This subject provides students with a basis for developing the theory-driven practical skills needed for effective psychological practice.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Demonstrate and understanding of major concepts and historical trends in behavioural psychology, and knowledge of the theoretical and empirical based underpinning evidence based approaches to psychological intervention.
2. Demonstrate practical skills in applied 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 behavioural psychology is influenced by social, historical, professional contexts, and act ethically
5. Write a standard research report using APA structure and formatting conventions
6. Understand and apply psychological principles to social and personal issues.
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.
Only available if admitted into a Postgraduate Psychology accredited program
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.