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HPS204 - Introduction to Social Psychology

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, W, X)
Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1, Trimester 3 (X)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

J Webb (B) Email:

Incompatible with: HPS674, HPS774
Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour tutorial per fortnight

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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 (2000 words) 50%

Prescribed texts

Vaughan, G & Hogg, M 2011, Social Psychology, 6th 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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