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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Emily Lowe-Calverley|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply social psychology theories and concepts to explain cognitions and behaviours
- Apply research design and analysis skills to investigate social psychology constructs
- Negotiate, critique, and problem-solve in interpersonal contexts
- Communicate social psychology concepts and research to lay and academic audiences
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KHA207
Online modules: 2 hours x 12 weeks
Practical: 2 hours x 5 weeks
|Assessment||Research Proposal (45%)|Communicating Social Psychology Group Poster (20%)|Group Processes Analysis (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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