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Unit of Study BHS20006 - Personality and Social Psychology (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 exercise judgement and critical thinking to assess claims that arise from myth, stereotype, pseudoscience or untested assumptions and recognise and defend against the major fallacies of human thinking
2 apply psychological concepts, theories and research findings to build creative and innovative response to problems in everyday life and society
3 demonstrate knowledge of core topics in the area of personality and social psychology
4 write effectively in a variety of formats and for a variety of purposes
5 demonstrate knowledge of how privilege, power, and oppression may impact prejudice, discrimination, and inequity
6 demonstrate effective oral communication skills
7 demonstrate understanding of and respect for social cultural, linguistic spiritual and gender diversity.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. exercise judgement and critical thinking to assess claims that arise from myth, stereotype, pseudoscience or untested assumptions and recognise and defend against the major fallacies of human thinking
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. apply psychological concepts, theories and research findings to build creative and innovative response to problems in everyday life and society
    • GA1:
  3. demonstrate knowledge of core topics in the area of personality and social psychology
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. write effectively in a variety of formats and for a variety of purposes
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate knowledge of how privilege, power, and oppression may impact prejudice, discrimination, and inequity
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  6. demonstrate effective oral communication skills
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  7. demonstrate understanding of and respect for social cultural, linguistic spiritual and gender diversity.
    • GA7:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.