PSYC213-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Introduction to Social Psychology

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

This course is designed as an introductory overview of classical and contemporary social psychology. Social psychology is the scientific study of how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the real or imagined presence of others. The lectures provide a broad overview of several key topics in the field including the self, social perception, intergroup relations, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, group processes, close relationships, prosocial behaviour, and aggression. Within each of these topics, we also consider the influence of culture and application to the real world. The course also contains a laboratory component in which students work in small groups conducting social psychology research projects.

Social psychology is the scientific study of how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours are influenced by the real, imagined, or implied presence of others. This course provides a broad overview of topics in social psychology. The lectures will cover a range of topics illustrating the impact of social context on the individual by focusing on topics such as the self-concept, social perception, intergroup bias, attitudes and persuasion, social influence, group processes, close relationships, prosocial behaviour, and aggression.

Learning Outcomes

- Broadly learn about social psychological theories and empirical evidence on the impact of social context on human behaviour.

- Learn how theories are translated into research questions and tested empirically inside and outside the laboratory using varied methodologies; and how resulting findings help illuminate social phenomena in everyday life while sometimes helping in the creation of interventions.

- Help you think independently and develop your own research ideas that build on existing work.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

PSYC332

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 213 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
04 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Geography 603 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
05 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 411 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
06 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 251 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
07 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 225 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
08 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 411 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
09 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
10 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Karl Popper 413 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 18:30 - 19:30 C2 Lecture Theatre 20 Aug - 26 Aug
02 Tuesday 18:30 - 19:30 C3 Lecture Theatre 20 Aug - 26 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Kumar Yogeeswaran

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Lab Activities 15%
Research Proposal 20%
Mid-Semester Test 05 Apr 2017 25%
Final Exam 40%

Textbooks

Recommended Reading

Saul Kassin, Steven Fein, Hazel Rose Markus, Kerry A. McBain, & Lisa A. Williams; Social Psychology; Australia & New Zealand Edition; Cengage Learning, 2015.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $834.00

International fee $3,788.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Psychology.

All PSYC213 Occurrences

  • PSYC213-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018