Social Psychology

PSY30009 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 hours over the teaching period (normally 3 hours per week)

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

Aims and objectives

This unit forms part of the undergraduate major in psychology. The aim is to expose students to the major theories, methods, and applications of social psychology. Students will gain skills, knowledge and the ability to analyse human behaviour as it occurs within the social context.
Students who successfully complete this Unit will be able to:
1. Understand the main theoretical perspectives adopted by social psychologists
2. Show an ability to think in theoretical terms and to critically evaluate social psychological ideas and research findings
3. Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of social and cultural influences on human behaviour
4. Demonstrate public speaking skills, the ability to work in a team, and an understanding yourself and others from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds
5. Understand the research methodologies used within social psychology, particularly the use of experiments
6. Demonstrate an awareness of research ethics, particularly in the context of experimental designs
7. Conduct advanced statistical techniques that answer social psychological research questions
8. Demonstrate scientific writing skills within the context of social psychology

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This unit is no longer offered