This unit examines the major themes in the study and practice of psychology such as human nature, change and development, motivation, learning, emotion, cognition, relationality, memory, personality, social psychology and neuro-psychology. It covers different aspects of the study of human behaviour with a view to developing an understanding of how characteristics of individuals and the people around them can influence behaviour. Consideration is also given to the application of psychological knowledge to everyday life including their own personal growth, Christian values and beliefs and multicultural environments.

Unit Code: DZ2010S

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Counselling

Delivery Mode: Blended

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Explain how psychological research, theories and principles contribute to an understanding of human development, learning, memory, personality, motivation and social behaviour


Apply concepts from human development, learning, memory, personality, motivation and social psychology to understand and predict behaviour in situations and experiences in everyday life


Critically discuss current events using psychological concepts, principles, theories and research

Unit sequence

Core unit in the advanced Diploma in Counselling


A combination of readings, lectures seminars & on-line resources


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Case Study

Case Study 1250 words

1250 30.0
Seminar or Tutorial

Tutorial 1250 words

1250 30.0

Essay 2000 words

2000 40.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-13 12:54:33 +1100