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Social Psychology

Overview of the unit

Unit code: PSY30009
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit involves the scientific study of behaviour in a social context. The aim is to introduce students to the key theories and research methods used by social psychologists to explain and predict people’s thoughts, feelings and actions in social situations.

Content

The unit covers the history, methods and ethics of social psychology as well as the areas of social cognition including attributions, attitudes, prejudice, stereotypes, social influence, attraction, relationships, and group processes. Some areas, to which social psychological knowledge is often applied, such as culture, health and law, are also covered.

This unit is found in Bachelor of Psychological Sciences.