unisa psychology 2023-2024

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unisa psychology 2023-2024

unisa psychology 2023-2024

unisa psychology

UNISA Psychology Course Module 2023-2024

FOR THE COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES: BA students must choose between first-level modules in Psychology and Industrial and Organisational Psychology.
Students who choose Psychology as a major should take the first-year module APY1501 in Anthropology and the second-year module PLS2601 in Philosophy (Critical Reasoning) in Philosophy.
FOR THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY: Students who choose Psychology as a major should take first-year statistics (or mathematics) and/or philosophy modules before or concurrently with third-year modules.
Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: PYC1501, PYC1502
NQF Level: 6: PYC2601, PYC2602 or PYC2603, and RSC2601
NQF Level: 7: PYC3701, PYC3702, PYC3703, PYC3704, and PYC3705

Social Psychology – PYC3701
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain a better understanding of the theoretical aspects of social perception and cognition, attitudes, identity, and prejudice, pro-and antisocial behaviour, and group behaviour in order to facilitate the application of social psychology in areas like clinical psychology, health, organizations, and society in general.

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Psychology of Work – PYC4810
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: The application of psychological theory, concepts, and research to topics that are significant to workers and management in organizations is covered in the Psychology of Work paper. The implicit starting point is that work psychology is, in some ways, applied social psychology. A student must describe characteristics of their job situation in the practical component of the course. Organizational behaviour, basic human processes, individuals in organizations, group processes, influencing others, and organizational processes such as the work environment, organizational structure and design, and organizational change and development are among the important issues addressed.
Abnormal Behaviour and Mental Health – PYC3702
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Identification of abnormal behaviour (e.g., mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders), comprehension of abnormal behaviour using various theoretical models, and promotion of mental health

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Community and Health Psychology – PYC4811
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: This course examines how psychologists might intervene at the community level rather than at the individual or family level. The course combines a critical theoretical introduction to fundamental ideas like participation and power with a significant emphasis on analytic skills acquisition. The course covers both traditional community psychology strategies and techniques (such as needs assessment and action research) and newer techniques (such as risk factor identification) drawn from the public health domain, drawing on the expertise of academics and community workers from the Psychology Department’s community projects. Students who complete the course will be prepared to provide qualified professional advice to organizations working with community concerns such as education, health, and public safety, among other areas.

 

Cognition: Thinking, Memory and Problem Solving – PYC3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students will learn about cognitive psychology, which is the scientific study of mental processes like perception, memory, reasoning, problem-solving, and intellect. The module gives students an overview of cognitive psychology and aims to help them (a) analyze and critically evaluate research and hypotheses about human cognition, as well as (b) practice and enhance their own critical thinking, problem-solving, and memory skills. In this module, you will learn about the following topics: an introduction to cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, perception, memory, knowledge representation, problem-solving, decision making, and reasoning, as well as human and artificial intelligence.
Sport Psychology – PYC4812
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: Sport psychology is an interdisciplinary discipline that includes both sports scientists and psychologists. Its goal is to not only help athletes reach maximum performance but also to improve the quality of their participation in sports.

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Psychological Research – PYC3704
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: RSC2601 or RSC201H (not applicable to 98053 – PPG and 98053 – XPG)
Purpose: Students will be able to describe the research process, critically evaluate various forms of published psychological research, and perform basic data analysis processes.
Cognitive Neuroscience – PYC4813
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: The curriculum teaches students to contemporary cognitive neuroscience research and theory. It gives students an overview of neural structures and functions, describes key imaging and electrophysiological methods used in cognitive neuroscience research, and introduces them to core domains in this field like attention, vision, memory, language, lesion studies, executive functions of the brain, and the social and emotional brain. The module will be beneficial to psychology students who are interested in the relationship between cognition and neuroscience and who wish to learn about theoretical issues, concepts, and research methods in this interdisciplinary field. Students who meet the requirements can think about theories and research about normal brain functioning, as well as the consequences in behaviour and adaptive functioning after brain damage.

 

Transformative Counselling Encounters – PYC3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To orient students toward meaningful encounters between individuals through meaningful participation in a counselling framework; to sensitize them to the ethos of context-appropriate counselling, and to widen their knowledge of its potential to improve humanness and well-being in society.
Community Psychology: Intervention Strategies – PYC3706
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PYC2604 or PYC205A
Purpose: To obtain practical experience and a theoretical understanding of how people work in community organizations, as well as how these organizations work in communities.

 

Research Methodology – HMPYC80
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Students who finish the module will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the design, conduct, and ethics of a small research study, as well as objectively analyze the fitness for purpose and context of various qualitative and quantitative designs and methodologies. The information, abilities, and values needed to pass the program are critical for studying literature and producing research outputs in social science.

 

Research Report – HRPYC81
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: This is one of the papers available in the Psychology honours program for the Honours BA, Honours BA (BSW), and Honours BSc degrees. Students who finish the module will be able to plan and conduct a basic research study, as well as submit their findings in a written report. The information, abilities, and values needed to pass the program are essential for studying literature and producing research results in social science.
Basic Psychology – PYC1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Studying themes such as the Western and non-Western roots of psychology, contextualization of knowledge, biological basis of behaviour, perception, thinking, problem-solving, intellect, and creativity can help you obtain an understanding of basic terms, concepts, and disciplines of study in psychology.

 

Psychopathology – PYC4802
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: The medical model, the psychodynamic model, learning theories, the humanistic existential perspective, family systems, and ecosystemic techniques are all used to describe, research, and explain anomalous behaviour. Selected topics in child and adult psychopathology are investigated, with a focus on varied contexts and South African culture.
Psychology in Society – PYC1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain an understanding of how societal and environmental contexts shape human behaviour and experience, stress processes, motivation in the context of sociopolitical dynamics, interpersonal relationships, group functioning, the social nature of work, and various social issues (violence, poverty, racism, multiculturalism, gender bias, community development, and the ecological crisis).

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Social Psychology – PYC4803
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: The scientific study of the nature and causes of behaviour in social contexts or circumstances is known as social psychology. In this course, we will look at the underlying relationship between people and situations. Identity, social cognition, attribution, attitudes, group processes, prejudice, aggressiveness, pro-social behaviour, social influence, and interpersonal interactions are among the social psychology ideas discussed. Students do a research project on a topic of their choice under the supervision of a lecturer in the applied division.

 

Personality Theories – PYC2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To obtain an understanding of the most important personality theories explaining human functioning and behaviour, as well as to apply these theories in real-life settings (e.g., Freud, Jung, Rogers, Allport, Maslow, Frankl, the social cognitive learning method, and the African viewpoint).
Personology – PYC4804
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: The course content is organized around real-world circumstances that must be comprehended in terms of personality traits and dynamics. In order to formulate interview questions and questionnaire items, students must use personality theory. Students perform a series of exercises in which they must give context and questions for personality-based psychological interviews and surveys. They must peer and self-review interview questions and questionnaire items supplied by themselves and their classmates. Students must also sit for an examination that is designed in terms of tasks that are similar to those done in the assignments.

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Child and Adolescent Development – PYC2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To exhibit an awareness of a child’s and adolescent’s physical, cognitive, emotional, social, personal, and moral development, as well as to encourage the child’s and adolescent’s optimal growth.
Developmental Psychology – PYC4805
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: The study of human development over the course of a person’s life, from conception to death, is known as developmental psychology. Students interested in becoming clinical or counselling psychologists will benefit from learning about developmental psychology. Parents, teachers, social workers, people in the health professions, and people in the corporate sector or industry can all benefit from learning about developmental psychology.

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Adulthood and Maturity – PYC2603
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To display knowledge of an adult’s physical, cognitive, emotional, social, personal, and moral development, as well as to improve the adult’s psychological maturity and life satisfaction.
Psycho-Social Wellbeing in the HIV/AIDS Context – PYC4806
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Students will be empowered to deliver gender and culture appropriate HIV/AIDS education, peer and professional contexts, and promote the psycho-social well-being of the communities in which they work and reside. Students will also be able to create, implement, and evaluate HIV/AIDS programs and policies in the workplace, as well as support HIV/AIDS-related behaviour change.

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Community Psychology: Re-Imagining Community – PYC2604
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To outline essential community structures and processes, as well as how community psychology principles might be applied to affect change in communities.
Psychological Assessment – PYC4807
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: The psychological assessment paper gives students a foundation in psychometric test theory and shows how to use psychological testing knowledge in circumstances such as the classroom, industry, and clinical settings. The focus is on responsible test use and appropriate interpretation of psychological test data, rather than on how to apply specific tests. Psychological testing knowledge and the proper application of test results are a professional duty as well as a personal interest. This article will be especially valuable to students interested in professional training, but it will also be useful to anyone interested in the assessment process.

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HIV/AIDS Care and Counselling – PYC2605
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students will be given the knowledge and skills they need to deal with HIV/AIDS in health, welfare, counseling, and educational settings.
Ecosystemic Psychology – PYC4808
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: Students will learn about the cybernetic paradigm and ecological thinking about human behavior in this paper. The student’s personal involvement in the observable processes is emphasized, as are first and second-order approaches to observation, description, and inquiry.

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Basic Measurement and Questionnaire Design – PYC2606
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: is for students to show that they understand how to create and implement a simple psychological questionnaire. The information, abilities, and values required for effective completion of the module are critical to social science measurement.
Therapeutic Psychology – PYC4809
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: This paper introduces students to the following subjects: Existential Therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on Gestalt Therapy; Person-Centered Therapy The counsellor as a person and a professional; Reality Therapy Behaviour Therapy is a type of behaviour modification. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that Postmodern Methodologies Ethical concerns We want students to gain in-depth knowledge of a specific therapeutic strategy of their choice, in addition to an introduction to the above approaches, and to be willing to discuss how studying this approach changed their self-understanding.

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