School Of Psychology

Abnormal Behaviour and Psychological TestingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100004.2

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

100020 Social and Developmental Psychology AND 100022 Biological Psychology and Perceptual Processes AND 101183 Psychology: Behavioural Science AND 101184 Psychology: Human Behaviour

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Pre-requisites will not apply to students enrolled in courses 1630 Graduate Diploma in Psychological Studies and 1501 Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Enrolment in these awards requires graduate status; hence the students have demonstrated proficiency in tertiary studies. Each applicant in these awards is assessed individually and provided with an individual study sequence by the Course Advisor.

About this Unit
In 2010 this unit replaced by 101681 - Abnormal Psychology. This unit examines the bases of psychological assessment and the issue of psychological abnormality. It covers the theory of psychological measurement and applications to selected intelligence and personality measures. In addition, students learn about different causal and treatment models of abnormaility and their application to a range of psychological disorders. DSM diagnostic criteria are applied to illustrative cases. The development of integrated models of abnormality, including biological, psychological and social factors, is a significant theme of the unit.



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