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Hobart, Launceston


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 2021

Unit name Social Psychology
Unit code PSY207
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Emily Lowe-Calverley

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

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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