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    PSYC A840F
    Applied Psychology in Context
    PSYC A840F
    Applied Psychology in Context

    Course Coordinator: Chan Wai Leung, BSSc (Hons), MPhil (CUHK)

    Important notes
    This course will be taught via face-to-face mode. Lectures will be held on weekday evenings or Saturdays.

    This course aims to familiarize students with psychological perspectives towards the human mind and behaviour, and examines the applications of psychology for dealing with human issues in general, and crime and criminal justice in particular.

    The course covers the following topics:

    • Psychology: inquiry and applications

    • Theories of personality

    • Development over the life span

    • Neurons, hormones, and the brain

    • Body rhythms and mental states

    • Sensation and perception

    • Thinking and intelligence

    • Memory

    • Learning and conditioning

    • Behaviour in social and cultural context

    • Emotion, stress, and health

    • Psychological disorders

    • Forensic psychology and working with offenders

    • Selected topics of applied psychology

    Contact hours
    Normally three hours per week.

    Assessment includes quizzes, essays, and a final examination. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Set book(s)
    Nolen-Hoeksema, S, Fredrickson, B.L.; Loftus, G.R. & Lutz, C (2014) Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology, 16th edn, Andover: Cengage Learning.

    Academic journal articles and book chapters will be assigned as references for different topics of the course.

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