The course will introduce students to major topics in social psychology, with an emphasis on sociological approaches. The course will focus specifically on normative, cultural and cross-cultural dimensions of social psychological aspects of human behaviour. Students will be introduced to the notion of the social self, including self-perception and self-presentation. Subsequent topics may include the formation and change of attitudes and values, social judgement, persuasion, attraction, altruism and self-interest, and group behaviour. Case studies will show how social psychological processes are found in everyday life.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- analyze and interpret the diversity of social experience using a social psychological perspective, especially as they relate to ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexual preference, religion, and nationality;
- assess the merits of competing theoretical approaches to formulate empirically researchable questions about social life;
- locate, analyze, assess, and communicate social psychological scholarship;
- construct informed theories of social behavior from systematic observation of social life; and
- understand the ethical and social justice implications of sociological inquiry.
Indicative AssessmentThree 1,000 word essays (30% each)[Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5]
Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5]
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Workload160 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 75 hours of contact: 75 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 85 hours of supported and independent student research, reading and writing.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3757||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|