Introduction to Psychology

    Course details

    • Code: SSSW.5113
    • Fee: $716*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Social Work
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class75 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Bachelor of Social Work;

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the core concepts within the field of psychology. Students will be able to identify and describe a range of psychological concepts that underpin social work theory and practice.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain key psychological theories, theorists including Māori perspectives of psychology and analyse the relationship between psychology and social work.
  2. Apply learning to case studies/events within Aotearoa that relate to psychology.
  3. Analyse the factors that influence individual and group behaviours in relation to culture and diversity.
  4. Outline the key perspectives of liberation and well-being through psychology and psychological research.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017