Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment, general skills outcomes and content.
Units will be taught in a variety of modes including face to face, online, distance and blended modes. Delivery of this unit may be through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, seminars and online.
Practical report 10%
Lab report 40%
General skills outcomes
This unit will provide discipline-based knowledge and professional capabilities and experiences contributing to students progress in attaining generic skills such as:
• Teamwork skills:
working in teams and understanding themselves and others
• Analysis skills and problem solving skills:
understanding of scientific methods
statistical analysis and problem solving skills
• Ability to think in theoretical terms and to critically evaluate research
• An appreciation of the historical development of ideas and of research ethics
• Communication skills: experience in written communication and public speaking
• Ability to work independently
The unit covers the history, methods and ethics of social psychology, the areas of social cognition, attributions, attitudes, prejudice and stereotypes, social influence, attraction, relationships and group processes. Some areas to which social psychological knowledge is often applied, such as culture, health and law, are also covered.