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Advanced Ethics and Assessment in Psychology - PSYC771

This unit is designed to provide an overview of ethical, conceptual and professional issues in relation to the practice of psychology, and to introduce students to the history, theoretical and empirical bases of some of the most widely used cognitive and personality tests.

In the assessment section, theories of intelligence and their application to IQ tests and issues which are generic to psychometric assessment in any domain will be discussed within a scientist-practitioner model. Domains of assessment explored are personality, organisational psychology and neurological assessment.

In the ethics portion of this unit the focus is on the Code of Ethics of both the Australian Psychological Society and the Psychology Board of Australia. These codes will be discussed in the context of case scenarios of psychologist's work with clients. Other professional issues related to becoming a psychologist will be discussed.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Natasha Todorov

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSY471
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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