Pre-requisites

PS511.306 Introduction to Psychology
PS626.306 Human Lifespan Development

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

The unit commences with a historical survey of social psychology linking historical events and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries with the development of social psychological frames-of-reference, principles and theories. Key experiments which typify social psychological ideas will also be examined for their ethical justification and scientific rigour. Students will then embark on a series of lectures to understand key social psychological concepts and themes including: social cognition; attribution; interpersonal attraction; pro-social behaviour; persuasion; obedience; prejudice and aggression. Emphasis will then be placed on an integrated understanding of contemporary issues in social psychology including terrorism and social media.

Teaching Strategies


Unit offerings

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.