PSYC348-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Contemporary Issues in Family Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

This course will explore some contemporary and controversial issues in research and theory in Family Psychology. Topics covered may include matters such as child abuse; discipline and punishment; role of family in adolescent development and socialization; multi-systemic family therapy and other family interventions. The emphasis through will be on recent research and theorizing about the selected topics, on the critical evaluation of research and theory, and on its applications to policies and family therapies.

This course will explore some contemporary and controversial issues in research and theory in Family Psychology. Topics covered may include matters such as child abuse; discipline and punishment; role of family in adolescent development and socialization; multi-systemic family therapy and other family interventions. The emphasis through will be on recent research and theorizing about the selected topics, on the critical evaluation of research and theory, and on its application’s to policies and family therapies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles and understanding of psychological knowledge to the field of family psychology.
  • Be able to demonstrate information literacy through advanced database searches, access accurately and efficiently information on, and critically evaluate Aotearoa/New Zealand family research, then communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate critical and analytical abilities by comparing and contrasting popular culture ideas with the scientific literature about families and communicating these differences effectively.
  • Be able to conduct a literature review through learning to compare and critique empirical research and then communicating findings effectively.
  • Be able to work collaboratively in a team on the task of researching and communicating effectively in an oral presentation based on locating relevant research material.

Pre-requisites

PSYC206 or
60 points at 200 level from the Health Sciences or
Arts schedule.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 102
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 241
1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
02 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
03 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 E13
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
04 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 240
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
06 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 251
1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Jacki Henderson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 35%
Laboratory Exercises 30%
Formal Examination 35%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

O’Shea, R. P., Moss, S. A., & McKenzie, W. A; Writing for Psychology; 6th Ed; Sydney: Thomson, 2013.

There is no Text for PSYC348. We will supply reference lists and lecture guides and most if not all reference material will be available on Learn.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

All PSYC348 Occurrences

  • PSYC348-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021