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Social and Personality Psychology

Undergraduate | MAQ-PSYX2234 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PSYX234

Learn to bring a scientific lens to personality and social psychology using theories and research. Take a critical approach as you consider differences in the two fields, evaluate existing knowledge and look into controversies within these areas.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Social and Personality Psychology

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Analyse, critique, and discuss topics and research related to the study of social and personality psychology 
    2. Effectively communicate a breadth of understanding of social and personality psychology to convey thoughtful, scientifically driven information
    3. Apply personality and social psychology knowledge with cultural sensitivity, recognising the influence of broader contextual factors on diverse individuals 
    4. Apply ethical knowledge and skills to concepts related to the study of social and personality psychology as reflective scholars 

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-PSY-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Psychology

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

and one of

and one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PSYX234 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PSYX234, PSY234
Pre-requisite (PSYX104 and PSYX105) or (PSYC104 and PSYC105) or (PSYU1104 and PSYU1105) or (PSYX1101 and PSYX1102 and STAX1103)
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
PSYU2234 Social and Personality Psychology

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Psychology

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