SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY2SOC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to a range of theories, methods and topics in social psychology. Social psychology is the scientific attempt to understand and explain how the thoughts, feelings, and behaviours of individuals are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of other human beings. The topics to be covered in this unit include attitudes, self and identity, person perception and social cognition, interpersonal attraction, social influence, prejudice, intergroup relations, and prosocial and antisocial behaviour.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorArthur Stukas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (One of PSY1EFP or PSY1PYA) and (One of PSY1CFP or PSY1PYB) or by approval from the subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY2PYA, PSY2PYB, PSY3PYA, PSY3PYB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSocial psychologyPrescribedKassin, Fein, and Markus10TH ED, WADSWORTH/CENGAGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain and apply key concepts of social psychology to describing and interpreting social psychological phenomena.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial Class Exercises Formative and Summative: Students will be assessed in a Quiz (10% of total mark); the feedback on the Quiz will be used to improve their knowledge, and the outcome will be evaluated in the Laboratory Report (40% of total mark) Summative: Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

02. Describe, apply, and evaluate the research methods used to address a variety of social psychological questions.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial class exercises Formative and Summative: the Quiz will assess and provide feedback on students' understanding of research methods and their ability to evaluate them; Laboratory Report will consolidate this knowledge/ability and re-assess this. Summative: Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

05. Use database, access journal articles and web-links to identify and evaluate information relevant to the topic of inquiry.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial class exercises Formative & Summative: The Quiz and the Lab Report will assess students' skills and efficiency in using computer, information, and communication technologies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

06. Use spreadsheet and data-analysis software to organise, manage, analyse, and communicate information.

Activities:
Formative: Tutorial class exercises Formative & Summative: the Quiz and the Lab Report will assess the accuracy of data analysis conducted by the student and the effectiveness of data presentation in the forms of tables and figures.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorArthur Stukas

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination50 01, 02
one 2000 word laboratory report40 01, 02, 05, 06
one formative quiz on laboratory report materials (30 minutes)10 01, 02, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorArthur Stukas

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination50 01, 02
one 2000 word laboratory report40 01, 02, 05, 06
one formative quiz on laboratory report materials (30 minutes)10 01, 02, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorArthur Stukas

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2-hour examination50 01, 02
one 2000 word laboratory report40 01, 02, 05, 06
one formative quiz on laboratory report materials (30 minutes)10 01, 02, 05, 06