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 the field of Family Psychology. Topics covered may include matters such as child care and protection; attachment and parenting; youth gender diversity/sexuality; parenting programmes and other family interventions. The emphasis will be on recent research and theorizing about the selected topics, the critical evaluation of research and theory, and on its application to policies and therapies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles and understanding of psychological knowledge to the field of Family Psychology.
  • Demonstrate critical and analytical abilities by comparing and contrasting popular culture ideas with the scientific literature about families and communicating these differences effectively.
  • Demonstrate information literacy by gathering empirical family research through advanced database searches and critically evaluating, then communicating this information effectively.
  • Develop literature reviewing skills, including comparing and critiquing empirical research as well as interpreting and summarising findings accurately.
  • Locate relevant Aotearoa New Zealand research material and communicate this effectively in an oral presentation.

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 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 108 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 A7 24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 15 Oct
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 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
07 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 612 24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 15 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug
02 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 Rata 342 CAD Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug
03 Thursday 18:30 - 19:30 Rata 216 CAD Lab 21 Aug - 27 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Jenna van Deurs

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Laboratory Assessments 20%
Literature Review 40%
Mid-Semester Test 20%
End of Year Exam 20%

Textbooks / Resources

There are no required textbooks for this course. Assigned readings for lectures/labs will be provided online via LEARN.

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 .

All PSYC348 Occurrences

  • PSYC348-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023