PSYC348-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Contemporary Issues in Family Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

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.

Prerequisites

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

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 443
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 15 Oct
02 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 456
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 15 Oct
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 239
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 15 Oct
04 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 E12
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 15 Oct
05 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 443
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 15 Oct
06 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 101
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 15 Oct

Course Coordinator

Jacki Henderson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 40%
Laboratory Exercises 20%
End of Semester Test 20%
Mid-Semester Test 20%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,750.00

* 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 departments and faculties page .

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