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Programme Aims

The programme is targeted to students who are interested in understanding psychology for self-enrichment, enhancing personal growth and development, and applying psychological theories to daily lives. The essence of “Applied Psychology” is adopted as both a theoretical and practical framework in curriculum planning and design. Its aim is to provide students with a broad spectrum of knowledge and relevant research skills in studying human mind and behaviours, and prepare them to develop a career in psychology, conduct relevant research, and/or pursue higher education in psychology.

 

Who are eligible

Students enrolling on UGC-funded full-time undergraduate degree programmes which offer major/minor option.

 

Award Requirements

Students can choose to minor in Applied Psychology after taking any SIX subjects from a list of subjects below. Each student should complete a total of 18 credits, out of which at least 9 credits must be at level 3 or above. To choose a subject of the minor programme, the students have to apply through the Subject Registration System.

 

Professional Recognition

Can fulfill partial requirements for full membership of The Hong Kong Psychological Society or equivalent overseas organizations.

 

List of Subjects

Subject Code : APSS111/1A07
Subject Title : Introduction to Psychology
Level: 1
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Compulsory
 

Subject Code : APSS320
Subject Title : Chinese Psychology
Level: 3
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Elective
 

Subject Code : APSS321
Subject Title : Abnormal Psychology
Level: 3
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Elective
 

Subject Code : APSS3211
Subject Title : Psychology of Language: Milestones and
Theories of Language Development
Level: 3
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Elective
 

Subject Code : APSS3212
Subject Title : Cross-Cultural Psychology
Level: 3
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Elective
 

Subject Code : APSS325
Subject Title : Psychology of Personality
Level: 3
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Elective
 

Subject Code : APSS326
Subject Title : Social Psychology
Level: 3
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Elective
 

Subject Code : APSS401
Subject Title : Organizational Psychology
Level: 4
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Elective
 

Subject Code : APSS486
Subject Title : Counselling Psychology: Understanding
and Helping Each Other
Level: 4
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Elective
 

Subject Code : APSS487
Subject Title : Developmental Psychology: From Birth to
Death
Level: 4
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Elective
 

Subject Code : RS2270
Subject Title : Rehabilitation Psychology: Basis for
Understanding Dysfunction
Level: 2
Credit Value: 3
Subject Nature (Compulsory /Elective) : Elective
 

 

Contributing Departments

Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS)*

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (RS)

 

Note: *denotes the administrative host

 

Enquiry

Programme Leader: Prof. Sylvia CHEN
Tel : 3400 3696
E-mail : sylvia.chen@polyu.edu.hk

 

Administrative enquiry: Ms Freda LAU
Tel: 3400 3688
Fax: 2773 6558
E-mail : freda.lau@polyu.edu.hk