HPS304 - The Social Psychology of Relationships

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Prerequisite:

HPS204

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: HPS784

Content

In this unit students will gain an advanced understanding of social psychological research into interpersonal relationships processes. Students will learn about various topics such as: attachment and attitudinal processes, the formation and dissolution of relationships, emotions and prosocial behaviour in relationships, aggression and interpersonal hostility. Concurrently the unit will extend students' understanding of some major debates that have shaped the study of relationships and interpersonal processes.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Seminar participation 15%

Assessment task 2: Online quiz 15%

Assessment task 3: Written assignment (1500 words) 35%

Assessment task 4: Examination (1.5 hours) 35%

Prescribed texts

No prescribed texts - online readings

Unit Fee Information

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