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HPS774 - Introduction to Social Psychology

Unit details

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Year2014 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:

J Webb


Incompatible with: HPS204
Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Seminar A per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar B per fortnight


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit covers the main theories and research methods of social psychology. Topics include: ethical issues in social psychology; social knowledge; attribution; nature and measurement of attitudes; changing attitudes; social influence; group processes and decision-making; prejudice; self and identity; affiliation; attraction and love; and prosocial behaviour.


Examination (2 hours) 50%, assignment (2500 words) 50%

Prescribed texts

Vaughan, G. & Hogg, M. 2014, Social Psychology WITH MYPSYCHLAB, 7th edn, Prentice-Hall, Sydney

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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