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HPS774 - Human Social Behaviour

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
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




Incompatible with: HPS204
Contact hours:

Trimester 1 Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3 Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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 task 1: Lab report assignment (2500 words) 45%
Assessment task 2: Team-based learning activity (500 words) 10%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 45%

Prescribed texts

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

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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