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Advanced History and Theory of Psychology - PSYC764

This unit will consist of two parts. The first will explore the philosophical and scientific presuppositions of psychology. An examination of the historical roots of modern psychology with a view to critiquing current models of psychology will be undertaken. The second part of the unit will explore issues related to the role of theory and conceptual analysis in modern psychology. Major concepts within psychology will be examined (eg, behaviour, cognition and motivation) and common weaknesses in psychological arguments identified with an aim to developing critical thinking skills.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Simon Boag

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSY464
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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