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HPS774 - Introduction to Social Psychology

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:

Janine McGuinness

Email: HPS774@deakin.edu.au

Incompatible with: HPS204
Contact hours:

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

Note: 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.

Content

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.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2500 words) 50%

Prescribed texts

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

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