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HPS774 - Human Social Behaviour

Unit details

Year2017 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:

Lucy Zinkiewicz

Email: HPS774@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

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

Content

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 and intergroup behaviour; culture; self and identity; affiliation; attraction and love; and prosocial behaviour.

Assessment

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 2010, Essentials of Social Psychology with MyPsychLab, 1st Australian edn, Pearson, Sydney (hard copy or e-text)

Trimester 3: Vaughan, G & Hogg, M 2010, Essentials of Social Psychology with MyPsychLab, 1st Australian edn, Pearson, Sydney (hard copy or e-text)

Unit Fee Information

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