PSYC213-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Introduction to Social Psychology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

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 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
03 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
04 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
05 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
06 Monday 16:00 - 18:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
07 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
08 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
09 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 248 Computer Lab
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
10 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

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

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Lab Activities 15%
Research Proposal 20%
Mid-Semester Test 05 Apr 2017 30%
Final Exam 35%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,750.00

* 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 .

All PSYC213 Occurrences

  • PSYC213-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023