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課程介紹

自資學士學位課程

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology
心理學社會科學學士 (榮譽) 學位課程



Major Core Courses (45 units)

Basic Learning Processes [APPY3005] (3 units)
1. To introduce research methods and classic theories in human and animal learning processes. 2. To enable students to understand the basic concepts in different types of learning behaviors. 3. To apply relevant concepts and theories to everyday life experiences such that knowledge gained become more applicable.

Research Methods and Design in Psychology* [APPY3007] (3 units)
FCQR1100 Making Sense of Data and Statistics in the Information Age
1. To introduce the methods of doing research in psychology. 2. To enable students to identify suitable statistical methods for particular research problems. 3. To enable students to perform basic statistical analysis with the help of statistical software 4. To raise students’ awareness to the power and issues of scientific research methods

Biological Psychology [APPY3015] (3 units)
1. To examine animal behaviors from physiological, ontogenetic, evolutionary and functional perspectives. 2. To understand the activity, anatomy and plasticity of the human nervous system, particularly the human brain. 3. To understand the biological basis of basic psychological processes and psychological abnormalities.

Personality Psychology* [APPY3017] (3 units)
1. To introduce the major theoretical points of view and the empirical research testing those theories in Personality Psychology. 2. To enable students to apply the knowledge of personality psychology to explain behavior and to reflect on own personality from a psychological perspective. 3. To provide a solid foundation for advanced studies in Psychology and help students to continue with more advanced courses.

History and Systems of Psychology [APPY3025] (3 units)
1. To introduce the major figures, systems of psychology as well as their corresponding theories and concepts. 2. To enable students to understand the wide variety of people and ideas that constituted the history and development of psychology. 3. To introduce the contributions of various schools of thought and their applications

Abnormal Psychology* [APPY3027] (3 units)
1. To acknowledge the etiology, syndromes, and treatment of psychological disorders in the light of diverse theoretical approaches. 2. To appreciate the interactions of biological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors that underlie abnormal behaviors. 3. To develop primitive skills in diagnosing psychological disorders.

Experimental Psychology [APPY3035] (3 units)
1. To recognize the role of scientific methodology as the foundation for knowledge in psychology. 2. To appreciate psychology as an empirical discipline. 3. To gain an understanding of the steps and skills to develop their own psychological study.

Social Psychology* [APPY3037] (3 units)
1. To introduce major theories and research findings in social psychology. 2. To provide students with a sound foundation to understand how the social environment influences people’s behavior, and why people behave in a particular way in various social settings.

Sensation and Perception [APPY3055] (3 units)
1. To understand the terminology and methodology used in psychophysics. 2. To promote the integration of behavioral, physiological and anatomical findings of sensory systems. 3. To account for everyday perceptual experiences.

Cognitive Psychology [APPY4005] (3 units)
1. To understand major concepts and theories in cognitive psychology. 2. To acquire skills in understanding, conducting and evaluating cognitive research. 3. To learn how to write a laboratory report in cognitive psychology.

Honours Project I [APPY4008] (3 units)
APPY3007 Research Methods and Design in Psychology or equivalent
1. To develop a research question based on a review of current literature. 2. To collect and analyze data, and to report the results. 3. To interpret the findings and highlight their significance in the field and implication.

Honours Project II [APPY4009] (3 units)
APPY3007 Research Methods and Design in Psychology or equivalent
1. To develop a research question based on a review of current literature. 2. To collect and analyze data, and to report the results. 3. To interpret the findings and highlight their significance in the field and implication.

Psychological Testing and Assessment [APPY4015] (3 units)
FCQR1100 Making Sense of Data and Statistics in the Information Age or equivalent
1. To introduce basic knowledge and concepts in the area of psychological testing. 2. To introduce basic knowledge of various scales and instruments used in different psychological settings. 3. To introduce basic steps of test construction. 4. To train basic statistical skills essential to test construction and evaluation.

Motivation and Emotion [APPY4025] (3 units)
1. To gain an understanding of major theories in motivation and emotion. 2. To examine physiological and psychological factors which motivate human behavior. 3. To understand the structure, function and regulation of emotions. 4. To apply major theories and feelings into analysis of everyday behavior.

Psychology of the Chinese People [APPY4035] (3 units)
1. To introduce major theories and findings in cross-cultural psychology. 2. To introduce and discuss concepts of indigenous Chinese psychology. 3. To guide students in appreciating how culture is important in influencing people’s attitudes and behavior

Major Elective Courses (18 units)

Consumer Psychology [APPY3105] (3 units)
1. To introduce students to the application of psychological theories and concepts to the behaviors of consumers. 2. To facilitate students’ ability to apply relevant theories/research to the understanding of different marketing strategies by adopting a case-study approach.

Educational Psychology [APPY3115] (3 units)
GESS5301 Essentials of Psychology or equivalent
1. To understand the major developmental theories, behavioral theories, and cognitive theories in relation to school education. 2. To appreciate instructional techniques, classroom management, special educational needs, as well as strategies for motivating pupils to learn and assessing their performance. 3. Through a group project, learn how to prepare and deliver a mini-lecture on a topic in special education.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology [APPY3125] (3 units)
1. To introduce the theories and major research findings in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) psychology. 2. To enable students to understand the basic concepts in various topics of I/O psychology. 3. To apply relevant theories and concepts and theories to understand the world of work, improve productivity, and quality of work life.

Ethics and Writing in Psychology [APPY3135] (3 units)
1. To understand the ethics codes stipulated by professional bodies and how the principles are applied to various research and practicing settings. 2. To acknowledge some controversial issues pertaining to research with human participants and animals. 3. To be acquainted with APA style. 4. To enhance writing skills and the capabilities to evaluate writings in psychology.

Qualitative Research Methods [APPY3145] (3 units)
APPY3007 Research Methods and Design in Psychology or equivalent
1. To introduce the methods of conducting qualitative research in psychology. 2. To enable students to understand qualitative research as a general research strategy. 3. To enable students to understand interrelated methods of collecting qualitative data: unstructured observations, structured observations, focus group interviews, diaries, and archives.

Counselling Psychology [APPY4105] (3 units)
APPY3017 Personality Psychology
1. To provide an overview of the profession of counseling psychology. 2. To enable students to understand the science and practice of counseling psychology. 3. To familiarize students with the application and contribution of counseling psychologist in different settings.

Psychology in Applied Settings - Practicum I [APPY4108] (3 units)
1. To provide students with an opportunity to apply the psychological theories to different sectors of the community, such as education and social services.

Psychology in Applied Settings - Practicum II [APPY4109] (3 units)
1. To provide students with an opportunity to apply the psychological theories to different sectors of the community, such as education and social services.

Advanced Research Methods [APPY4115] (3 units)
APPY3007 Research Methods and Design in Psychology
1. Review of Research Basis: Objectives Setting, Variable/Construct, Measurement, Sampling 2. Scale Design & Validity, Exploratory Factor Analysis 3. T-test & One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)Social Cognition 4. Two-way ANOVA & Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA ) 5. Correlation & Multiple Regression Analysis 6. SPSS workshops

Clinical Psychology [APPY4125] (3 units)
GESS5301 Essentials of Psychology
1. To introduce students to the field of contemporary and evidenced-based clinical psychology. 2. To introduce the typical work areas of clinical psychologists, including psychological assessment and therapy. 3. To discuss a number of theoretical approaches to therapy and specialties in the field.

Issues and Practice in Educational Settings [APPY4135] (3 units)
1. To introduce the background of contemporary issues in education 2. To introduce and reflect on views, rationale, and relevant research findings on contemporary educational issues 3. To discuss and reflect on the implications of contemporary educational issues in the Hong Kong context

General Education Capstone Course (3 units)

Lifespan Development and Society [GCAP3875] (3 units)
This GE Capstone course aims to provide an overview of human development from an interdisciplinary perspective. Various topics in the childhood and adolescence will be examined to enhance students’ ability to understand human development, namely, learning, self-esteem, identity, social interactions, attachment, moral development, and so forth. The interdisciplinary approach will facilitate students explore and understand the course of development using multiple perspectives including ecology, sociology, and health science. Psychology not only allows us to understand how people develop and adapt at different life stages, its application also helps us overcome developmental challenges and reach one’s full potential. This course is designed with an applied focus for students interested in how psychology is used in everyday life and is related to other social sciences. Through interdisciplinary explorations and experiential learning, students learn about human development is affected by various factors such as social conditions, culture, ecology, and society.