SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSY2SOC

2020

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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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 subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Social psychology: Australian & New Zealand Edition

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKassin, Fein, Markus, McBain, and Williams

YearN/A

Edition/Volume1st Edition

PublisherCENGAGE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain and apply key concepts of social psychology to describing and interpreting social psychological phenomena, including significant cultural differences.
02. Describe, apply, and evaluate the research methods used to address a variety of social psychological questions.
03. Use database, access journal articles and web-links to identify and evaluate information relevant to the topic of inquiry.
04. Use spreadsheet and data-analysis software to organise, manage, analyse, and communicate information.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2
One laboratory report (2,000-word)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One formative quiz on laboratory report materials (30 minutes)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2
One laboratory report (2,000-word)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One formative quiz on laboratory report materials (30 minutes)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h 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 2.00 h tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2
One laboratory report (2,000-word)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One formative quiz on laboratory report materials (30 minutes)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4