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Cognitive Social Psychology

Enrolment code: KHA228/328

Offered: not offered in 2003

Unit description:

Introduces central theoretical and methodological concepts in social psychology, adopting a perspective on the person as an observer and interpreter of the social world. Thus, social cognition research on stereotypes, attitudes, memory, motivation, affect, social judgement, groups and the Self is used to equip students with a repertoire of scientific principles applicable to studying social life. Current research on such topics as interpersonal, group & intergroup processes, language, culture & communication, and relationships will also be critically examined. The laboratory component of the unit involves students participating in exercises and demonstrations to illustrate the methods of social psychology and selected wellreplicated phenomena, as well as designing and conducting a simple research project.

Staff Mr P Ball (Coordinator) For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, a 2-hr lab class weekly (13 weeks); the lecture component of this unit includes a form of academic circuit training, with intensive seminar coverage in small groups. Timetable
Prerequisites (KHA101 and KHA102 ) or KHA100 or (HGP101 and HGP102)  
Corequisites KHA201  
Mutual exclusions KHA207/307, KHB207/307  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in Nov (50%), lab reports totalling 2,500 words (50%). Satisfactory performance in the lab component is required for a full pass Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Kunda Z, Social Cognition: Making Sense of People, MIT Press, Camb, MA, 1999 Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Psychology  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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