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.
|Unit name||Social Psychology|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Online modules: 2 hours x 12 weeks
Practical: 2 hours x 5 weeks
Assessment Task 1: Group Presentation, Weight 35%
Assessment Task 2: Reflection, max. 1200 words: Weight 20%
Assessment Task 3: Research Proposal, 1500 words: Weight 45%
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