Psychology Project A
Unit code: HAY303
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
One semester / teaching period
|Contact hours||36 hours|
|Prerequisites||Students must have completed at least 175 Credit points, excluding IBL, and cannot be taken during IBL.|
A unit of study in the Psychology Major.
Aims and objectives
To give students mastery of fundamental theoretical and practical skills in the selection, design, administration and interpretation of psychological measures through project work. The project is designed to engage students in authentic professional activities, and provide opportunities to develop skills such as project management, teamwork, communication skills, and reflective thinking, which are highly valued by employers.
After completing this unit of study, students are expected to understand: how to:
- Develop and carry out a project brief in collaboration with stakeholders and/or peers
- Apply psychometric tests to real-life problems
- Draw on inter-disciplinary knowledge in problem-solving
- Follow project management processes
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the project process through reflective reporting and peer review
Students are also expected to develop their skills in:
- Applied research
- Problem identification, formulation and solution.
- Imagination, innovation and abstract thinking.
- Written communication.
- Working independently as an individual and team member.
Workbook/online tasks (Individual 10-20%)
Generic skills outcomes
The graduate attributes which relate to this unit help to produce graduates who are:
- Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
- Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- Effective and ethical in work and community situations
- Adaptable and able to manage change
- Aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (eg socio-cultural, economic, natural)
Topics addressed in the unit include:
- Theories and methods for psychological measurement
- Fundamentals of test construction
- Methods for evaluating the properties and quality of tests
- Administration and scoring of tests
- Cultural appropriateness and sensitivity
- Professional and ethical issues in psychological measurement and research