Unpack the way that individuals and groups interact within society. Examine individuals, groups and communities to develop an understanding of research methods, critical evaluation and contemporary issues in social psychology.
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- 01 Mar 2021
- 30 Aug 2021
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Evaluate the main theoretical perspectives and research methodologies adopted by social psychologists;
- Critically examine social psychological theories and research findings;
- Demonstrate public speaking skills, and the ability to work in a team;
- Evaluate research ethics, particularly in the context of experimental designs;
- Apply scientific writing skills and advanced statistical techniques in the context of social psychology.
- Social Cognition
- Prejudice and discrimination
- Self and identity
- Attribution and Social Knowledge
- Social Psychology of Health
- Affiliation, attraction and love
- Group behaviour
- Social Influence
- Prosocial behaviour and aggression
- Social psychology and the law
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
SWI-PSY10003-Psychology 100, or SWI-PSS110 , or SWI-PSY10007-Brain and Behaviour and SWI-PSY10005-Introduction to Research Methods and SWI-PSY10004-Psychology 101, or SWI-PSS120 , or SWI-PSY10008-Fundamentals of Psychology and SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics ;
Do not enrol into this subject if you have successfully completed PSY30009.
No special requirements
Social psychology studies the processes of interaction between individuals and the society in which they live. This includes the ways in which the social world is perceived (e.g. social cognition, attitudes, the self), interactions between individuals (e.g. interpersonal attraction, social influence), interactions within and across group boundaries (e.g. group decision making, inter-group relationship), the influence of the sociocultural environment on individuals (e.g. cultural differences, acculturation), and applied issues (e.g. health psychology, work, relationships). This subject will help students develop their understanding of the key theories and research methods in social psychology, and develop a deeper understanding of contemporary problems in the area.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Final Assessment (TBC) (50%)
- Report — Written report (40%)
- Exercises — Practical Exercise (10%)
Current study term: 28 Feb 21 to 30 May 21
Social Psychology, 2nd Australian and New Zealand ed.
Saul Kassin et al
Next study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
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