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HPS304 - The Social Psychology of Relationships

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

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


Unit chair:G Karantzas (B)


Incompatible with: HPS784
Contact hours:

Online lectures, 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight, 1 x 2 hour practical per fortnight

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


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.


Tutorial participation 15%, written assignment (1500 words) 35%, examination (1.5 hours) 35%, online quiz 15%

Prescribed texts

No prescribed texts - online readings

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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