Psychology - XM0033

Psychology

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If you'd like to understand how the mind works and what's behind our behaviours, Psychology at Monash is the ideal starting point, providing up-to-date thinking on the human brain, thought and behaviour.

At Monash you'll benefit from one of the best scientist-practitioner models of psychological education that Australia has to offer, emerging with deep insight into the human mind, and a suite of highly valued professional skills.

You will be in a position to make informed choices about whether you want to pursue training as a psychologist or apply your current psychological expertise in other psychology-related professions.

There are two majors open to you: the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited 10-unit extended major, which provides the essential foundation for practicing psychologists in this country; or the standard major for those wishing to develop psychological expertise, but not necessarily practise as a registered psychologist. There is also a minor for those wishing to broaden their personal understanding of mind and behaviour.

The extended major will train you in all essential areas of modern psychology, including units on abnormal psychology, cognition and perception, social psychology and personality, and the design and analysis of research. You will also develop an understanding of the ethical standards and legislative frameworks governing research and practice in psychology, and an appreciation of the role of ethics in maintaining the integrity of the profession.

The standard major covers fewer of the mandatory areas of psychology, and offers greater flexibility to choose electives such as Addiction Studies and Forensic Psychology, which complement other fields such as Criminology, Behavioural Studies, Physiology, Developmental Biology, Behavioural Commerce and Human Resource Management.

Rewarding careers in psychology, public-health policy, drug and alcohol counselling, education and other vital areas are all open to you.

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Focus Locations
Major Note Caulfield, Clayton
Extended Major Note Caulfield, Clayton
Minor Note Caulfield, Clayton

Please note: the Extended APAC accredited major is restricted to certain courses.

This area of study is offered in the following courses or can be taken where you have 8 free electives. To see if you can take this area of study within a double degree select from the course offering below.