In the higher education diploma year, students develop fundamental academic skills and cement their knowledge in foundation subjects and core concepts. Students gain a thorough grounding in the application of clinical, developmental, biological, cognitive, social and organisational psychology. On successful completion of the diploma, students progress into the Griffith University Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) with credit. This degree provides a foundation in the major fields of psychology. It facilitates training in research through the completion of an independent research project during an additional year of study. Students learn how to use interpersonal skills and the principles of counselling to assist people with personal, health, vocational and social difficulties. Additionally, students understand psychological theories on topics such as motivation and stress, evaluate and understand tests that measure intellectual behavioural and emotional stress. Honours adds a fourth year to the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), and eligibility is subject to academic achievement. For more course information, visit Diploma of Social and Psychological Science and Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Griffith University.