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HPS304 - 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:


Unit chair:

Gery Karantzas





Incompatible with: HPS784
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 2.5 hour class per fortnight

Cloud (online): 1 x 2.5 hour cloud (online) class per fortnight


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 task 1: Seminar participation 15%
Assessment task 2: Online quiz 15%
Assessment task 3: Written assignment (1500 words) 35%
Assessment task 4: Examination (1.5 hours) 35%

Prescribed texts

No prescribed texts - online readings

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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