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Principles of Behaviour Change - PSY348

This unit considers the research and theory that addresses the question of why people behave as they do. It examines the principles and cognitive interventions by which new behaviours are established, desirable behaviours are increased and undesirable ones decreased. Although there is a strong emphasis on applications to everyday life; this unit provides the basic knowledge required for further study in such fields as clinical psychology, physiotherapy, human factors or social marketing. The practical component of the unit allows students to learn how they could apply these principles to their own behaviour as well as that of others. The teaching method of this unit is a blend of online and face-to-face lectures, with all practicals being face-to-face.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Julia Irwin

6cp at 200 level including PSY236(P) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSY325
Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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