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Unit details

HPS304 - The Social Psychology of Relationships

Year2015 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

Prerequisite:

HPS204

Incompatible with: HPS784
Contact hours:

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

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

Assessment task 1: Seminar participation 15%

Assessment task 2: Written assignment (1500 words) 35%

Assessment task 3: Examination (1.5 hours) 35%

Assessment task 4: 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
$769$769$2847$3039

* 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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