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PSY4240

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Eleonora Gullone

Synopsis

This unit is intended to familiarise students to current issues in psychology relating to culture and universality. In particular several core areas will be covered, namely developmental, emotions, values, subjective well-being, self-identity, and psychopathology. Key empirical works and major reviews in this area will be presented and students will be required to discuss the works with a view to identifying the implications of these works for psychological understanding and application.

Objectives

To promote:

  1. an understanding of key psychological issues relating to culture and universality;

  1. knowledge regarding cross-cultural conceptualisations of several key psychological areas;

  1. an understanding of factors associated with health and well-being across cultures;

  1. gained an appreciation of the value of informed group discussion in evaluating important ideas in psychology; and

  1. further developed skills in written and oral communication, and the use of current information technologies.

Assessment

Seminar presentation: 35%
Participation in class discussion: 25%
Essay (1500 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Eleonora Gullone

Contact hours

2 hour workshop per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

16 hour residential school program

Prohibitions

PSY4200, PSY4230, PSY4250, PSY4260, PSY4280, PSY4507, PSY4508, PSY4509 and PSY4512