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:
- understand the major theories of the self in sociology and sociologically-oriented social psychology;
- evaluate and compare the relevance of these theories;
- apply these theories to everyday life and contemporary social issues; and
- reflect on and discuss their learning in relation to the course content.
Course Contact: Dr Rebecca Cross
T: 02 61250982
- Tutorial Participation (10%). Learning outcome 4 (10) [LO null]
- Mid-Term Examination, 1 hour (25%) . Learning outcomes 1 and 2 (25) [LO null]
- Video Project, 4 minute video, with approx 500 word script (30%). LO 3 OR Final essay, 1500 words (30%). Learning outcome 3 (30) [LO null]
- Take-Home Examination, 2500 words (35%). Learning outcome 2 (35) [LO null]
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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; and
b) 85 hours of supported and independent student research, reading and writing.
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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|
|9581||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|