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Unit details

HPS304 - The Social Psychology of Relationships

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:G Karantzas (B)
Prerequisite:

HPS204

Incompatible with: HPS784
Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour lecture per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per fortnight

Note:

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

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

Tutorial participation 15%, written assignment (1500 words) 35%, examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Fletcher, GJO & Clark, MS 2001, Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Interpersonal processes, Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$706$706$2542$2714

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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