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Advanced Theoretical Psychology A - PSYC4107

Year - 2020

This unit of study is an alternative to the two Advanced Psychology seminars in the Psychology Honours program. It will provide you with the opportunity to solve a theoretical problem or answer a theoretical question, i. e. , one which cannot be solved or answered by any empirical test, and it culminates in the production of an 8, 000 word thesis. You will receive individual weekly supervision and will learn the research methods involved in conceptual analysis and advanced critical thinking. Your research will examine a concept, theory, model or general approach that is currently influential but requires evaluation. It will involve outlining any relevant history, analysing conceptual problems, drawing conclusions and making recommendations. The research will greatly enhance your understanding of an area in Psychology and the ethics of argumentation, your critical thinking abilities, information literacy, your ability to plan and work independently, and your ability to communicate in writing to a professional standard. It will also help the thinking and writing of your empirical thesis.

weekly supervision

thesis (100%)

Assumed knowledge
Have understanding of key themes in the History and Philosophy of Psychology, including knowing what it means to test psychology's theories, presuppositions, etc. conceptually, through theoretical research, and will have had some preliminary experience of conducting such research.






Faculty: Science

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Psychology Academic Operations
Study Mode: Supervision
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Fiona Hibberd
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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