PSYC315 Environmental Psychology: How to Tame an Ecological Serial Killer

Updated: 03 January 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites 48cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PSYC515
Notes None
Combined Units PSYC515 - Environmental Psychology: How to Tame an Ecological Serial Killer
  • Trimester 2 - Coordinator : To be advised
  • Trimester 3 - Coordinator : To be advised
Unit Description

Are homo sapiens ecological serial killers? We will evaluate the evidence for and against the argument that we are arrogant mammals leaving nothing but carnage in our wake. Theories and principles from across psychology are presented to explain the causes of environmentally destructive behaviour, and generate solutions for a sustainable future. This unit will teach you principles of behaviour change, and how you can apply them in your career, community and home. Our highly engaging format encourages discussion, problem solving and practical application.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate well developed knowledge of how psychological theory and methods can be used to evaluate and help solve environmental problems;
  2. further refine critical thinking skills to complete structured assessment tasks;
  3. examine and formulate personal views around the underlying causes of environmental problems and how psychology can be applied to solve them;
  4. recognise and describe the strengths and limitations of the major psychological approaches for addressing environmental problems; and
  5. independently design an intervention for an environmental problem using selected psychological principles, and communicate this to others.