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- 11 Jul 2022
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
Apply social psychology theories and concepts to explain cognitions and behaviours
Apply research design and analysis skills to investigate social psychology constructs
Negotiate, critique, and problem-solve in interpersonal contexts
Communicate social psychology concepts and research to lay and academic audiences
- What is social psychology?
- How to do social psychology: Research Methods
- Social Cognition
- Prejudice and intergroup behaviour
- Group processes
- Attitudes and persuasion
- Conformity, compliance and obedience
- Self and identity
- Attraction and close relationships
- Pro and anti-social behaviour
- Culture and Communication
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No additional 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.
- Communicating Social Psychology Group Poster (35%)
- Group Processes Analysis (20%)
- Research Proposal (45%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
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