PS511.306 Introduction to Psychology
PS626.306 Human Lifespan Development



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

Students will be expected to move from the traditional position of individual psychology to an understanding of psychology which expresses notions of health and disease within the context of a relational experience. Community in various contexts will be explored and common health-promoting and health-sapping factors identified. Cross-cultural, indigenous and gender-aware examples of positive and negative communities will be noted. Students will be invited to discuss and apply methods of data collection and interventions appropriate for use with communities including action research and appreciative inquiry. Community psychology has also traditionally worked alongside professionals in community development. Therefore key areas of advocacy will be discussed including poverty, racism and gender imbalance.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.