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Unit Introduction Webinars

Attending your unit introduction webinar is a great way to prepare for Teaching Period 3, 2018.  You will meet your instructor and find out about the unit topics, key dates, assessments, workload requirements, resources and student support. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the session.

If you are unable to attend your unit webinar, a recording link will be made available after the conclusion of all webinars. If you have any questions, call Student Success at 1300 697 059 or email us at monashonline.studentsuccess@monash.edu

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

PSY4051: Research design and analysis

This unit expands upon topics in research design and analysis initially presented in the foundational psychology units. Students will further develop their understanding of the research process and some of the most commonly used methods of statistical analysis using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software package. Specific topics covered include: parametric and nonparametric procedures to compare two or more independent or matched samples; correlation and linear regression; planned and post hoc comparison techniques; power and sample size considerations; interpretation of output; experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational research strategies; between- and within-subjects designs; and ethics. There is a strong practical component to the unit, including authentic assessments and regular hands-on tutorial experiences, designed to advance your competency in applying a range of common research techniques and analyses.

Date: Tuesday, 24 April

Time: 5:00-5:45pm (AEST)

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PSY4041: Psychological testing and ethics

Testing and assessment is a major component of psychological research and practice. This unit introduces the principles and processes of test development, test administration and test interpretation. Some widely used psychological tests will be described and critiqued on a number of criteria including test reliability and validity. The unit also covers theories of ability and how our thinking about human abilities is influenced by our cultural framework.

The unit will also provide students with a strong foundation in professional ethics for psychologists. Students will also gain an advanced knowledge of the ethical, legal and professional responsibilities of practising psychologists. These ethical principles will then be applied to specific ethical dilemmas and case studies.

Date: Tuesday, 24 April

Time: 6:00-6:45pm (AEST)

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PSY4032: Abnormal psychology

This unit covers all important aspects of abnormal behaviour: historical influences, theory, assessment, specific psychopathologies, treatment methods, and legal issues. Both the scientific and professional aspects of abnormal psychology are presented. Students will be provided with a broad and comprehensive review of abnormal behaviour, by studying and contrasting different theoretical perspectives.

Date: Thursday, 26 April

Time: 5:00-5:45pm (AEST)

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PSY4111: Psychology 1A

Introduction to the discipline of psychology as a behavioural science. Topics include personality, the biological bases of behaviour, sensation and perception, an introduction to theories of learning and development, plus an introduction to the historical origins of the discipline. Online activities (for example interactive skills development, formative quiz presentations) and discussion forums, aim to enhance students’ understanding of the lecture material and provide training in research techniques.

Date: Thursday, 26 April

Time: 6:00-6:45pm (AEST)

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PSY4401: Psychology research project – Statistics and research design for professional psychology

The aim of this unit is to provide students with a thorough understanding of statistical concepts to enable them to be informed in their chosen field. The unit begins with a review of univariate statistics and introduction to the philosophy of research design and analysis. More advanced statistical techniques are then systematically introduced. There is a focus on the understanding of the issues that may arise around the choice of appropriate statistical technique and preparation of data; critiquing decisions made to assist in the interpretation of findings. The content will be set in a context of the needs of professional psychologists and researchers whose interests present unusual methodological demands, which in turn may influence choices in research approach and statistical technique.

Date: Monday, 30 April

Time: 5:00-5:45pm (AEST)

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