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 an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Identify and explain social psychology phenomena and research
- Apply social psychology theories and concepts to explain cognitions, emotions, and behaviours, and how these may be influenced by culture
- Apply skills in research design, critical thinking, and analysis to investigate social psychology constructs
- Communicate social psychology concepts and research to lay and academic audiences
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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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 Lecture modules: 2 hours x 12 weeks
Practical: 2 hours x 10 weeks
|Assessment||Research Proposal (40%)|Online Quizzes (30%)|Applied Responses (30%)|
|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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