PSYC213-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Introduction to Social Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022

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

The first goal in this course is to have you broadly learn about social psychological theories and empirical evidence on the impact of social context on human behaviour. The second goal is to help you 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. The final goal of the course is to help you think independently and develop your own research ideas that build on existing work. I hope that you will use this class as an opportunity to think critically, independently, and better understand the world we share.

Prerequisites

Restrictions

PSYC332

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 445
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
04 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 315
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
05 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 213
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
06 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
07 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 413
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
08 Thursday 08:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
09 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
10 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
11 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 F1 Lectorial
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
12 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
25 Jul - 21 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
03 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
04 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
05 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
06 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
07 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
08 Thursday 08:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
09 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
10 Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
11 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct
12 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 225
22 Aug - 28 Aug
26 Sep - 2 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 A1 Lecture Theatre
22 Aug - 28 Aug
02 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 A2 Lecture Theatre
22 Aug - 28 Aug
03 Wednesday 18:30 - 19:30 A3 Lecture Theatre
22 Aug - 28 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Kumar Yogeeswaran

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Mid-Semester Test 25%
Final Exam 38%
Lab Activities 17%
Research Proposal 20%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

David G. Meyers and Jean M. Twenge; Social Psychology ; 14th; McGraw Hill, 2022.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $892.00

International fee $4,563.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

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