- Code PSYC2001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- Brianna Sage
- Dr Dirk Van Rooy
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities will also be available.
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:
- 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 (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Seminar Presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Essay (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final Exam (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 2 hour Q&A sessions per fortnight, plus 9 x 2 hours of laboratories spread across the semester.
- Approximately 100 hours of self-study which will include preparation for Q&A sessions, presentations and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Aronson, E., Wilson, T. D., & Akert, R. M. (2018). Social psychology: Global edition (9th ed.). Boston: Pearson.
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