Applied Social Psychology

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


  • 1 Semester

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21

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