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HPS204 - Human Social Behaviour

Unit details

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Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Anna Klas






Incompatible with: HPS674, HPS774
Contact hours:

Trimester 1 Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3 Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour Cloud (online) seminar per week


This Unit covers the main theories and research methods of social psychology.  Topics include: research methods and ethical issues in social psychology; social cognition; attribution; nature and measurement of attitudes; changing attitudes; conformity and social change; group processes and decision-making; prejudice and intergroup behaviour; culture; self and identity; aggression; attraction and close relationships; and prosocial behaviour.


Assessment task 1: APA-style lab report assignment (2000 words) 45%

Assessment task 2: Team-based learning activity (500 words) 10%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 45%

Prescribed texts

Human Social Behaviour HPS204/774 Custom Publication, Vaughan & Hogg, Pearson Education

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