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Area/Catalogue
BEHL 3022

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
151240

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy

Course aim

To enable students to critically explore conservation issues from a psychological perspective, and apply psychological principles of advertising and behaviour change to facilitate behaviour change in support of conservation of threatened species and environments.

Course content

Students will develop an advanced understanding of the conservation and biodiversity crisis in the 21st century; and theories and psychological principles of behavioural change and ethical issues associated with the application of these principles. They will apply their understanding of wicked problems in conservation to develop new ways of thinking to address these problems by the use of science and communication through new media to portray conservation issues accurately and effectively in order to facilitate community action and behaviour change to support conservation of threatened species and environments. They will develop the ability to tailor messages to suit “expert” and “lay” audiences.

Textbook(s)

Clayton, S., and Myers, G. 2015, Conservation Psychology: Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature. , 2nd edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey

McKenzie-Mohr, D. 2010, Fostering Sustainable Behavior: Community-Based Social Marketing., McKenzie-Mohr, D., free: http://www.cbsm.com/pages/guide/preface/

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BEHL 2005 Introductory Research Methods
BEHL 2012 Biological and Learning Psychology

The listed prerequisites plus one Level 2 psychology course.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 2 hours x 7 weeks
Workshop 3 hours x 4 weeks
Practical (Field Trips) 3 hours x 2 sessions

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Written proposal 900 words 20% n/a
Poster 2000 words 45% n/a
Examination N/A 35% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

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