School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

The Individual in Society (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700051.5

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Mona Shrestha

Equivalent Units
101557 - The Individual in Society

700220 Introduction to Human Behaviour (WSTC Prep)


Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor courses listed below must pass all College Preparatory units listed in the course structure before progressing to the Year Two units.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College unless they have permission from the School. Students enrolled in extended diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory units listed in the course structure prior to enrolling in this University level unit. Students enrolled in 7055 Diploma of Criminal and Community Justice Extended and 7075 Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice Extended (WSTC First Year Program) must have successfully completed 700220 Introduction to Human Behaviour.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2019 Term 2  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  Mona Shrestha  Timetable.  
2019 Term 2  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Mona Shrestha  Timetable.  
2019 Term 3  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  Mona Shrestha  Timetable.  

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About this Unit
This unit introduces the main theoretical perspectives for understanding the ‘individual in society’, including: humanistic, biological, cognitive, behavioural and socio-cultural explanations of individual behaviour. These perspectives are further understood through application of the ‘levels of analysis’ framework. The content then moves on to social psychology and covers topics such as: self and identity, attitudes and attitude change, conformity and obedience, prejudice and discrimination, aggression, pro-social behaviour and attraction and close relationships. Students explore the relevance of these topics to everyday life and contemporary issues.

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