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Hobart, Launceston

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The lectures examine aspects of overt social behaviour, such as two‐person encounters, behaviour in small and large groups and inter‐group 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; pro‐social behaviour; and prejudice. Practicals provide experience in social psychological research, placing an emphasis on the areas covered in lectures, and the applied nature of social psychology is emphasised throughout the unit.

Summary 2020

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

Dr Emily Lowe-Calverley

Teaching staff

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



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About Census Dates




(KHA111 and KHA112) or PSY111.


Teaching Pattern

2 hr lectures (12 weeks)
5 x 2 hour practical classes + 2 x self‐directed practical classes


Online Quizzes (5 x 5%, total 25%)
Article Review Group Presentation (10 minutes, 20%)
Group Processes Reflection (1000 words, 20%)
Research Proposal (1500 words, 35%)

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