Enrolments for this year have closed. Keep exploring subjects.
- 13 Jul 2020
QS RANKING 2020
Times Higher Education Ranking 2020
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain key theories and concepts in social psychology
- Discuss current research on the effects of cross and intercultural differences on social psychological phenomena
- Evaluate theoretical and statistical explanations for social psychological phenomena
- Demonstrate scholarly communication skills in a variety of modes in the field of social psychology
- What is social psychology?
- Research methods
- Social cognition
- Prejudice and intergroup behaviour
- Self and identity
- Attitudes and persuasion
- Group processes
- Attraction and close relationships
- Pro and anti-social behaviour
- Culture and communication
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
The lectures examine aspects of overt social behaviour, such as two-person encounters, behaviour in small and large groups and inter-group relations. Research in social cognition, which studies people’s perceptions and interpretations of the social world, will also be presented. Lecture topics include: attribution theory, decision-making, and social dilemmas; social aspects of emotion; the development and measurement of attitudes; aggression; pro-social behaviour; and prejudice. Practicals provide experience in social psychological research, placing an emphasis on the areas covered in lectures, and the applied nature of social psychology is emphasised throughout the subject.
- Multiple Choice Quiz x5 (25%%)
- Article Review Group Poster (20%%)
- Group Processes (20%%)
- Research Proposal (35%%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.