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HPS304 - The Social Psychology of Relationships

Unit details

Year2015 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

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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