This course offers a broad introduction to social psychology, the scientific study of human behaviour and interaction. We will explore a large variety of social psychological topics in the course, such as the way our thinking (conscious and unconscious) drives our behaviour, the social self-concept, social judgement, attitudes, persuasion, group processes, intergroup relations, conformity, aggression, helping behaviour, prejudice, and interpersonal attraction and relationships.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:At the end of this courses, the students would have developed:
- A broad understanding of the ideological, philosophical and historical underpinnings of social psychology. (LO1)
- A sound understanding of the fundamental conceptual, methodological and theoretical issues in social psychology. (LO2)
- An appreciation of major and broad themes in contemporary social psychology, including attitudes, the self, social cognition, group processes, interpersonal attraction, aggression, culture and social influence. (LO3)
- The ability to understand and critically evaluate various aspects of social psychological research. (LO4)
- The ability to effectively communicate social psychological theories and research by reviewing and integrating relevant material. (LO5)
- Quizzes (worth 20% of the final mark). (LO1-4)
- Seminar Presentation (worth 10% of the final mark). (LO1-5)
- Essay (worth 20% of the final mark). (LO1-5)
- Final Exam (worth 50% of the final mark). (LO1-4)
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WorkloadTwo hours of lectures per week and 18 hours of laboratories spread across the semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsAronson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Akert, R. M. (2013) Social psychology: International edition (8th ed.). Boston: Pearson
Assumed KnowledgeTo enrol in this course you must have successfully completed PSYC1001 or PSYC1003 and PSYC1004. Alternatively you could complete PSYC1004 and either STAT1003 or STAT1004.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7412||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|