PSYCH301-21B (TGA)

Psychology Research Assistantship

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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: alistair.lamb@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The paper will provide the opportunity for students to apply their psychological knowledge in an authentic way, reflecting on an application of psychology to a real world project and completing a real project - in the form of a real sponsors' brief - with an organisational or community focus. The paper will also guide students through preparation for the workforce, with reflection on the transition and familiarizing stages of the student being in the workforce.

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Paper Structure

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The paper consists of lectures by the course convenors, guest lectures, and individual study by students. Since the paper is worth 15 points, students taking this course must expect to undertake a workload equivalent of about 10 hours a week for the whole semester -- see more information about workload below.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Summary of learning outcomes:
    • Have deeper understanding about applications of psychology, and how to bring together theory and practice
    • Apply psychological knowledge and skills to a community group or other organisational focused project
    • Produce and document an output of recognised worth to the designated community group or other organisational partner
    • Reflect on professional skill development
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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PSYCH301 has six assessments as detailed below. You can find more information about each assessment and the marking rubric on Moodle.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Skills stocktake
23 Jul 2021
11:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Reflection on videos
6 Aug 2021
11:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Create/update CV and LinkedIn profile
20 Aug 2021
11:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. What has worked?
17 Sep 2021
11:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Select real-world challenge
1 Oct 2021
11:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6.  Real-world challenge: Final report
22 Oct 2021
11:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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No required readings for PSYCH301 but we will recommend some readings during the trimester.
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access videos, PDFs, and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly and read the Moodle email notifications. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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This paper is worth 15 points. That implies students will devote a minimum of 150 ‘learning hours’ to the paper. A full semester workload is 60 points. Therefore, students taking this course must expect to undertake a workload equivalent of around 25% of a full-time load for one semester; that is, about 10 hours a week for the whole semester (i.e., through to the end of study week). Assessment will assume students have devoted a minimum of 150 hours to the paper.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers:PSYCH211 or PSYC208

Corequisite(s)

Corequisite papers: PSYCH307

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