Courses & Units

Social Psychology KHA207

Hobart, Launceston


This is an intermediate level core unit in the Psychology major


The lectures examine aspects of overt social behaviour, such as two-person encounters, behaviour in small and large groups, and intergroup 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 and pro-social behaviour and prejudice. Practicals provide experience in social psychological research, placing an emphasis on the areas covered in the lectures.


Unit name Social Psychology
Unit code KHA207
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Mr Peter Tranent (Launceston),  Mr Andrew Chapman (Hobart)

Teaching staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

About Census Dates



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 090701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KHA307, KHA200, KHA228/328, KHA210, KHA301, KHA310, KHA313, KHB207, KHB307


Teaching Pattern

On-campus enrolment:   2-hr lecture (13 weeks) and 2-hr lab class weekly (10 weeks)                 Off-campus enrolment: 13 weekly online modules (equivalent to four contact hours per week)


2-hr Exam (40%), Assignments totalling 2,500 words (60%)

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Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.


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