Social Psychology

PSY20016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • 1 Semester or equivalent
     

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

More teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2 HOL Study Period 1

Dates:
1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

Results:
6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

Census:
31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Dates:
28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

Results:
28 Jun 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

Census:
21 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

HOL Study Period 3

Dates:
29 Aug 22 - 27 Nov 22

Results:
23 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
11 Sep 22

Census:
19 Sep 22

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Oct 22

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

Results:
1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

Census:
5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


Prerequisites

PSY10007 Brain and Behaviour or PSY10003 Psychology 100
AND
PSY10008 Fundamental Psychology or PSY10004 Psychology 101
AND
STA10003 Foundations of Statistics
AND
PSY10005 Research Methods
 

Aims and objectives

Social psychology studies the processes of interaction between individuals and the society in which they live. This includes the ways in which the social world is perceived (e.g., social cognition, attitudes, the self), interactions between individuals (e.g., interpersonal attraction, social influence), interactions within and across group boundaries (e.g., group decision-making, intergroup relationship), the influence of the socio-cultural environment on individuals (e.g., cultural differences, acculturation), and applied issues (e.g., health psychology, work, relationships). This unit will help students develop their understanding of the key theories and research methods in social psychology, and develop a deeper understanding of contemporary problems in the area.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Evaluate the main theoretical perspectives and research methodologies adopted by social psychologists
2. Critically examine social psychological theories and research findings
3. Demonstrate public speaking skills, and the ability to work in a team
4. Evaluate research ethics, particularly in the context of experimental designs
5. Apply scientific writing skills and advanced statistical techniques in the context of social psychology
 

Courses with unit

BA-PSY1-Bachelor of Psychological Sciences [Hawthorn / OUA];
BA-PSYS Bachelor of Psychological Sciences [SOL]