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HPS784 - The Social Psychology of Relationships

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Gery Karantzas





Incompatible with: HPS304
Contact hours:

Campus: Cloud (online) class, 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight, 1 x 2 hour practical per fortnight

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


In this unit students will gain an advanced understanding of social psychological research into interpersonal relationship processes. Students will learn about various topics such as: attachment and attitudinal processes, the formation and dissolutions of relationships, emotion and prosocial behaviour in relationships, aggression and interpersonal hostility. Concurrently, the unit will extend students' understanding of some major approaches and methodologies that have shaped the study of relationships and interpersonal processes.


Assessment task 1: Seminar participation 15%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 35%
Assessment task 3: Examination (1.5 hours) 35%
Assessment task 4: Online quiz 15%

Prescribed texts

No prescribed text - Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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