Applied Social Psychology

PSY30014 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 hours + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

Aims and objectives

The unit introduces students to basic and applied principles, concepts, theories and research in social psychology, and to explore how this knowledge can be applied in real-world contexts such as the law, health, sports, the environment, education, and work.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critique methods used in social psychology for the development of basic and applied knowledge
2. Explain how social psychology theories apply to social issues and contexts
3. Apply social psychological knowledge critically to real world problems
4. Analyse social problems with the use of concepts and theories from social psychology
5. Identify cultural and cross-cultural differences in the understanding of social issues