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Social Psychology

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: PSY70013

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 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.


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.

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